Gorgeous wearable Art!

Beautiful little sculptures to wear and cherish. Hope you enjoy my work!

Have a browse through the carvings gallery.

Best viewing is in full screen mode and select the "i" button once.

This will display image number and brief description displayed as well as an indication of price for ordering.

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Made with highest attention to detail and perfectly finished, all my carvings come with a description of meaning and certificate of origin and authenticity, all handmade by me in my studio in Nelson / New Zealand.

The Paua shell / New Zealand Abalone is AAA best jewellery grade shell, sourced from Fouveaux Strait at the bottom of New Zealands South Island.

The materials I use are not treated/cleaned with strong damaging chemicals as is often the case with mass-produced items. This leaves the them in a much more natural intact state as well as skin-friendly, yet still 100% clean.

All my carvings are made to match these standards and highest level of craftmanship.

Feel free to contact me to discuss custom work!

I also have a dedicated website for my carving and jewellery work, which you can check out here for more info.

Apart from here on my website my work is or has been on display and for sale in following outstanding galleries:

  • The Te Papa Store / Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum of New Zealand in Wellington

  • The World of Wearable Arts Museum in Nelson

  • Real Aotearoa Galleries in Auckland and Wellington

  • Cool Store Gallery in Mapua

  • Henry Corbett&Co in Watsons Bay / Sydney

The carvings that you see here in the photo gallery are all sold by now, so please use them as inspiration for custom orders!

Let me know which shape and design you like, let me know where shipping is to and I can give you a quote!

Since it is custom work we can of course discuss your unique version you'd like, size of piece etc.

Let me know how I can create something special for you!

Found something you really love?

Get in touch!

What customers say

About my carvings:

"Absolutely beautiful carving. Raised on both sides. Wonderful craftsmanship. My new favorite necklace. Shipping from NZ to U.S. was incredibly fast."
"I was lost for words when I saw the Hei Toki first hand. It is obvious that Stephen puts his heart and soul into his work & it shows. Stephen kept in touch with me throughout the buying process and was a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend you support this man ! Cant wait to order a custom piece for my self !!! Dilly "
"Hi Stephan - this is GORGEOUS! I bought this for myself but when my husband saw it his eyes lit up and so it is his now. I guess I'll have to buy another now for myself! Cheers and thanks so much!"
"I cannot put into words just how beautiful the necklace is in person. This is something that will last for generations to come. Extremely fast shipping. Again the craftsmanship is something to behold. Do not hesitate to purchase because I am saving up to buy more!"

About my video tuition:

"I received the Master tutorial disks today. I watched both of them and found them very informative. I have only been carving for a few months and needed a teaching format like yours to help me with my new venture. They sure make bone carving easier to understand. I can't wait to get started making the twist. All the best! Ed McShea"
"Stephan Gilberg takes an old world skill and turns it into an artform that anyone with desire can learn. His step by step instructions and attention to detail empower the novice and advanced carver to achieve success. The video is clear and easy to understand yet provides detail to enhance every skill level. He takes no short cuts and his passion for excellence is displayed in every video." Frankie C, Miami, Florida
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