Brick layer is finished

-update: supplemented with better photos!-

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The light was not ideal for taking photos, yesterday. After a long wait for a cloud to finally slide in front of the sun (why isn't there any wind when you need it?) at a quarter past six I finally just cycled home. I hope I can make some better pics in the next few days, however, here goes: my statuette of the street worker is finished. …Read the whole article…

Precarving the stone street worker

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Today I made good progress with the precarving of my sculpture of the paver. It is about 80 cms tall, out of green dolomite. After the pre-cutting with the saw machine I am now carving the rough outlines, detailing will follow later. …Read the whole article…


provided stratenmaker1When carving a sculpture out of a block of stone it will be obvious that a lot of stone, will have to be removed. Just removing that stone is not too complicated, and with the right tools that can go very quickly . The point is just to know where it needs to be removed, and usually there is a lot of reduce all the measuring involved (which happens to be not my favorite activity) and that takes the most time. …Read the whole article…

A brick layer in stone

stratenmaker hammerI started with the next assignment, a stone statue of (and for) a road worker. It's been a busy time, with carving the granite tomb I reported on earlier, the final work on the black granite panipitha and a set of finials and stone masonry in limestone. …Read the whole article…

Four pieces at a time….

the polishing work on the upper side of a panipitha in black granite2 The polishing work on the upper side of a panipitha in black granite1
cutting a block of Rosa Porinho granite with the angle grinder splitting a block of dolomite with wedges

This past week I spent time working on four different projects at once, all of a different nature. First of all, the work on the black, square panipeetha just goes on. I've already shaped the top side and started sculpting the last four sides with the Lotus Motif. …Read the whole article…