A sandstone coat of arms with deep relief

sandstone coat of arms by sculptor Koen van Velzen

Weapon Stone

A Bentheimer sandstone coat of arms. Dimensions of relief 40 x 50 x 18 cms, of which the relief member 10 cm deep cut. Clearly shows that this stone is a natural product, as evidenced by the light brown spores of an iron deposit. This can otherwise not harm the conservation of stone. These coats of stone is placed on the inside of a solid with ogee wall garden.

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Why else does a sculptor…

The difference between a spatial relief by a sculptor and a superficial processing (as a stonemason works) is not always immediately clear to every customer. A relief with considerable depth differences gives a vivid, vivid picture. It is also more labor intensive than just notching lines in the stone. This can mean that potential customers are deterred by the higher cost of the work by the sculptor.

stonemason family crest Belgian bluestone / freestone

Ably carved in Belgian stone by a stonecutter. The depth of this performance is a few millimeters.

sandstone coat of arms

A sculptor works much more spacious. The depth of this relief is about 10 centimeters tall.

Yet I also get customers who are not satisfied with a simple sandblasted, lasered or even performed two-dimensional image in stone by an expert. So occasionally I get such a nice job for a weapon such as this stone. These are my favorite commands!

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A party for ten gable stone reliefs

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Koen van Velzen at the unveiling of the plaque from the Blue Tram street. Ten house signs after designs by cartoonistsBlue, blue, sky-blue

It was a completely blue party, last Thursday in the Blue Tram Street in New Remittance District in Haarlem. I went there, dressed up in my best moody blues, along with my good colleague Serge van Druten, who had also carved two of the ten stones. There was a tiny but excellent band, some blue trim and blue drinks and balloons. It was very unfortunate that Toon van Driel, who designed the relief of the Blue Tram street as a cartoon, was unable to come because of an illness. I would have like to talk to him. …Read the whole article…

House Sign Blue Tram Street Haarlem finished!

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Gevelsteen Blue Tramstraat polychromedRómulo Döderlein Win painting the gable stone of the Blue Tram street

The House Sign in Udelfanger sandstone for the Blue Tram Street about which I reported on last time is finished. A little summary: the picture was designed and drawn by cartoonist Toon van Driel, after an initiative by the Foundation for House Signs Association Haerlem. It is one of a series of ten different House Signs by ten artists and ten sculptors. …Read the whole article…

An interesting gable stone

A plaque in the making for the Blue Tram street in Haarlem

Last week I started on a very interesting challenge: the carving of a new gable stone relief. The project deserves some explanation, because it includes a lot more than just this one relief. …Read the whole article…

House sign gable stone Mermaid completed in direct carving method

house sign Mermaid, cut in waist direct.
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The sandstone gable stone house sign stone with the mermaid that I'd already started carving some time before is finished. …Read the whole article…

Timelapse Somnia

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Process in pictures of the work on the relief Somnia. Sandstone, 70 x 50 x 10 cms. Click here to read the first post on this relief.

 

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

A relief in direct carving method

The holidays are over and so I started a next project last Wednesday: a relief in the direct carving method. It's still far from finished, but it's starting to show just a bit by now. I'm carving it out of 'beats-me-stone ', a piece that I had lying around and of which I have no idea what exactly it is. It seems like a layered kind of sandstone, but it can also be a slate-like one. Anyway, it turned out te be a beautiful piece to work in, It can be sanded to a very fine grit and carves away very easily. Sometimes you just need a little luck. …Read the whole article…

A promo piece: helmet and shield

helmet and shield in dolomite, small example

As I mentioned a few times before, family crests are among my favorite projects and in that context I visit will the Day of Heraldry at Kasteel Groeneveld in Baarn next Saturday, where I will also be on the 'market’ .. Unfortunately, I can not really show much of my work, because everything that's finished goes straight to the customer. …Read the whole article…