Cal the Stoner

art in stone

Sculpture bio

Grampians sandstone

Cal sculpts primarily in a vein of beautiful red and cream-gold sandstone from the Grampians, Victoria…

Cal the Stoner close up detail of Grampians sandstone in the Stone River series
Hundreds of individual stones selected for their colour and form comprise each Cal the Stoner sculpture.

The Andamooka Tiger

Cal has been sculpting The Andamooka Tiger over the last two and a half years. The sculpture was commenced in Williamstown, Victoria where Cal had a studio space at the Melbourne Theatre Research Centre. He then moved his entire sculpture collection and studio to the opal mining town of Andamooka, South Australia in order to focus on the work full-time. Hundreds of individual stones perfectly fitted together to form a life-sized tiger sculpture. In keeping with the new location. The Andamooka Tiger features Andamooka rainbow matrix opal claws, teeth and tail tip. A black matrix opal nose and honey potch opal eyes with blue pupils.

Stone River Series

Stone rivers are a series of wall feature sculptures. The walls vary in size and scale, from solid permanent installations to portable pieces. The process of assembling a pile of stone pieces into rivers of colours and shapes depicting a myriad of features and landscapes can take anywhere between 4-12 weeks, depending on the scale of the work undertaken. Each wall is constructed, stone by stone. The artist combines ancient dry stone techniques with modern building code requirements. Stone rivers make the perfect landscape or architectural feature.

Sculptures in the stone river series include; stone river #4 (sold) and two portable works; stone river #7 phoenix and cat and stone river #6 death adder 

Cal the Stoner standing behind the first 'portable' stone sculpture Stone River #6 pheonix and cat at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
Cal the Stoner with a Stone River sculpture. Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

The Cube sandstone sculpture by Cal the Stoner

The Cube is a one-off piece and the first foray into miniature abstract stone sculptures. In undertaking The Cube, Cal experimented with the concept of the much larger Stoner River to see how it would translate into a considerably more compact size.

Size: 300 x 300 square Weight: 60 kilograms Hours: 120 hours 

888 sandstone sculpture by Cal the Stoner


Hedron II sandstone sculpture by Cal the Stoner

Hedron Series