Welcome to Stone of Shona

Welcome to Stone of Shona, exporters and consultants of world class, contemporary stone sculpture direct from the master craftsman of Zimbabwe.

We place these extraordinary works of art directly with corporations, business professionals and individuals who seek the rare qualities of combining sophistication, power and beauty of stone with the creative expression, culture and spirit of Africa.

Stone of Shona, is Australia's largest dealer in Shona sculpture and the industry leader for sourced and commissioned sculpture by Zimbabwe's best artists. We offer exceptional value and quality for every work of art we sell. All our sculptures come fully certified including an artist Biography.

These sophisticated sculptures will complement any modern décor, suitable for stylish interiors, foyers, courtyards and landscaped gardens. The sculptures are all original, authentic works of art, hand carved from a single piece of stone, sometimes over many months. The individual pieces are carved from various hard stone types including Springstone, Cobalt, and Fruit Serpintine.

 'SOS Gallery'  is Stone of Shona's premier gallery, fully catalogued and represents sculpture currently available for purchase and shipping from our Sydney wharehouse. We normally stock around 120 sculptures all of which are quality controlled and re-supplied regularly from our Zimbabwe based operation.

 

Saint 'Mary of the Cross' -The Miracle of Faith!

After months of shaping raw Springstone from the Great Dyke of Zimbabwe, into the power and beauty of Saint 'Mary of the Cross' MacKillop. Artist Stephen Murenza has produced a Miracle of Faith!

Stephen has dedicated Mary to the students and teachers of Lumen Christi College, Pambula, New South Wales. In Stephen's own words he says, "I have produced her from the natural beauty of a stone called Springstone, with inspiration from the life of St Mary as an educator and from her most important saying: "Never see a need without doing something about it". It is my wish that this piece of Africa will live in Peace and Harmony in Australia.

God Bless,
Stephen Banda Murenza
Harare, Zimbabwe
2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stone of Shona's stunning new 2015 Collection!

 

Stone of Shona's stunning new 2015 Collection is arriving soon. In the first of two new shipments from Zimbabwe's hottest contemporary artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'St Mary of the Cross'- Blessed in Shona stone!

 After four weeks of tireless effort, with only a hammer and chisel, sculptor Stephen Murenza brings out 'St Mary of the Cross' blessed in Shona stone!

The sculpture depicts Mary Mackillop and a child reading a book. Her guiding hand, leading the child through a life of education and spiritual teachings.

When completed in the next few weeks, the sculpture will start its journey from Zimbabwe to its new home at Lumen Christi College Pambula, New South Wales.

'St Mary of the Cross'- the journey continues!

From a single piece of Springstone quarried from the 'The Great Dyke' of Zimbabwe, master sculptor Stephen Murenza makes an outline in charcoal as he begins the sculpting process.
 
Using only a hammer and chisel in the traditional Shona method, the stone starts to take on the appearance of  St Mary of the Cross with a child. The sculpture is dedicated to Mary MacKillop, the great educator and founder of the catholic education system in Australia.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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