Trevor Heighway, Sculptor

I've been a carver/sculptor for 20 years, carving bone and ivories, mainly NZ Wild Ivory Pig Tusk, Whalebone and Teeth.

I use only handtools, small chisels, scrapers and needle files. I can carve just about anything but have a natural bent towards realistic representation. I carve hunters trophys, horn, tusk, teeth, gun stocks and knife handles, for wearing or ornamental display.

I've taught bone carving as a course at night college and tutored privately. Some of my work is featured in the book "Stone Bone and Jade" by Don Salt.

Carving with bone led on to sculpting in stone, finding a natural ability to create a wide range of forms, in 3D or 2D relief pictures in stone. I work with Pam Griffin/artist/partner for many designs and commissioned work. As with bone I can create realisim, traditional, mythical or fantasy depending on the design. I mainly use Hinuera stone or Mt Somers stone, a limestone which is harder and detail is sharper.

I have run sculpting symposiums as 3 week courses taking people from total inexperience through to a completed work of art. I am open to tutoring in carving courses or sculpting symposiums. I am available for commissions for gravesite memorials and headstones, one off sculptures for home or garden or commissions for corporate artwork.

Samples of sculptures are below and on our portfolio page.

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Gilmour Reserve Project

Gilmour Reserve Project

Pirongia Craft

Horned Owl






Once Upon a King

Te Kaitiaki



Ancient Enigma

Onehunga School Project