Marble carving sculpture is the art of creating three-dimensional forms from marble. Sculpture is among the oldest of the arts. Even before painting cave walls, early humans
fashioned shapes from stone. From these beginnings, artifacts have evolved to their current complexity.
Before the development of metal carving tools, harder stones were used to shape soft stones like chalk or soapstone. The hand carving process today has remained largely unchanged and remains a physical process – though steel chisel, tools and mason’s hammers are used to subtract material away from a larger stone blocks.
Letter cutting is similar to hand carving, but uses the chisel at different angles to make letterforms. It is typically used to make gravestones, plaques or lettering on monuments.
Much like a sign painter, training in the art of letter cutting means developing a solid understanding of typography. Lettering is often adapted to the type of stone; considering layout and purpose when deciding on the shapes, spacing, colours, shadows and type of cuts to be used.
Stone can be rough, flat, matt, smooth or polished into a high gloss finish similar to glass. To achieve this there are a number of different stone polishing machines and techniques that can be used. This includes grinding – a process similar to sanding, where large metal discs or diamonds sand out roughness and imperfections. The next stage is buffing, where polishing powders and compounds such as silicon carbide are pushed over the surface.
It is worth bearing in mind that not all stones can be polished – granites, marbles and some limestones work well, but they might all require different polishing techniques.
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