A coat-of-arms in sandstone

A coat of arms stone with family crest in Bentheimer sandstone. The weapon contains three rings, a bar and a three-flowered thistle

For a client I carved a coat-of-arms from a piece of Bentheimer sandstone of 40 x 50 x 12 cms. The weapon contains three rings, a bar and a three-flowered thistle. In the picture, it seems as if the shield is slightly larger than the underlying stone, but that is a slight camera distortion; they both are exactly the same size. There will be a video of the creative process later on. The shield was carved a little convex, and overhanging a little at the top. These kind of details make it a bit more lively. The shield was sanded and the edges of the stone received a fine chiseled finish.

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A coat of arms stone with family crest in Bentheimer sandstone. The weapon contains three rings, a bar and a three-flowered thistle

Beeldhouwerijblog.nl is the blog of Koen van Velzen, sculptor in stone and bronze. Look up my website as well: beeldhouwerijvanvelzen.nl

2 responses to “A coat-of-arms in sandstone

  1. buxusstek wrote:

    Seems hard to make! Especially those thistles seem to me difficult. Good job!

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