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    Anyone on Instagram?

    I find Instagram is an excellent place to discover all sorts of wonderful artists and craftspeople from around the world, and see designs and ideas that we likely otherwise wouldn't encounter. Enjoying one info source doesn't diminish another source.
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    Engraving Hammer Styles

    A lot of stone letter cutters like this kind of round hammer. Not sure if anything like that would work well for engraving:| https://stoneletters.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/stone-carving-tools.jpg btw, credit that photo to this blog...
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    Anyone on Instagram?

    @ig_sculptor Also, I manage the feed for the cemetery I work with in Italy, the one with the incredible sculptures: @staglieno_sculpture
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    Italian marble sculpture- Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa, Italy

    And a few examples of the work to be found at Staglieno. The kind of work many of you do in metal, but in three dimensions in marble.
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    Italian marble sculpture- Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa, Italy

    Just an update, a reminder for those of you who've seen out posts on FB and Instagram and our website, and and invite to those who haven't caught them yet. These are two of the sculpture restorations we've been able to sponsor at Genoa, Italy's monumental Staglieno Cemetery. It holds thousands...
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    Elk scene

    Looking good, I really like how the shading and perspective work together.
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    Carving a picnic basket

    Traditional hat for carvers. We need to wear a hat to keep the dust off our hair, these are the most comfortable of any. They're most prevalent in Italy, partly because in warm or hot weather they let your head stay cool (heat doesn't build up like it does inside a cloth hat) and they don't cost...
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    Carving a picnic basket

    I thought a few of you might enjoy this. I'm finishing up a large limestone trees tump tombstone with a lot of personal details; elements that tell of the couple's lives together. I just posted a timelapse video on youtube, carving the rattan picnic basket.
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    Free art book downloads

    Gorgeous work. Hope you find something useful in those art books.
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    Free art book downloads

    The Metropolitan Museum in New York has over 1400 publications online as .pdf's for free download, and a couple hundred more for online reading. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/metpublications/titles-with-full-text-online You can do a search for subjects like armor (159 results), engraving (149...
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    Help, please: Resize image

    taken out of context, that becomes an intriguing statement. :eek: Maybe you should print it on a t-shirt or put it on a sign over your door....
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    Carving stylized foliage in limestone

    Here's another step of the carving:
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    Carving stylized foliage in limestone

    It's a variation on stiff leaf. The actual individual leaves are closest to Byzantine or very early Gothic, but the flow is much more freehand and loose, Byzantine is much more precisely defined.
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    Carving stylized foliage in limestone

    OK, finished this side, now I've flipped the stone around to carve a little foliage on the back side.

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