Sculpture Process

White marble Shiva statue.

This custom sculpture is a work of art in stone that was carved from photographs of an original sculpture. This detailed white marble statue stands at 130cm high.

The marble block from which this incredible statue is sculptured.

Chunks of marble are chiselled away to make make basic body shape.

Finer details and face of Shiva are shaped into the marble.

The Shiva sculpture still needs more intricate carving and polishing.

The face is finished and sculpture has a complete hand polish.

The Shiva statue is mounted onto an orange marble pedestal.

The face and features of the Shiva are serene and realistic.

The view of the statue from the back, perfectly carved too.

 

Stonelove sculptors are masters in the art of custom stone sculpture. The process of the creation of a sculpture requires many steps usually involving numerous workers. The stone statue is carefully and technically planned and carved. There can be no errors when carving stone. From the intricate carving of the master carver to the tedious job of hand polishing the stone, every step is vital to produce a masterpiece in stone. 

Series of Sculpture steps for carving a marble tiger statue.

This custom sculpture is a work of art in stone that was carved from photographs of an original sculpture. The shape and form of this marble sculpture perfectly portray a ferocious tiger from any viewpoint.

The attention to detail and quality of workmanship give an excellent finished result. These images show some of the steps carving of sculpture, from cutting the raw block of marble to adding finer detailed carving. 

The marble block is cut to make the basic shape.

Chunks of marble are chiselled from stone.

The shape of tiger is carved into the marble.

 The tiger is ready for finer carving.

 The stone is polished and the stripes carved.

 Stripes are polished and tiger is texturised. 

 A work of art from any viewpoint.

 The marble statue is ready to be packed.

 

Series of Sculpture steps of carving a marble snail. 

This unique and eyecatching snail sculpture was hand carved from sculpture reference pictures supplied by customer. The snail's body and shell are carved from white / grey marble and the attached pedestal is grey sandstone. The series of pictures below illustrate the different levels of carving involved when sculpting with solid marble. 

 The basic snail shape is carved in raw marble.

 Chunks of marbles are chiselled away.

 The shape of snail is carved into the marble.

 The shape of shell is sculpted in marble.

 A unique work of art from any viewpoint.

 Marble snail statue is ready to pack.

 

Series of Sculpture steps of carving a 5 metre marble Buddha. 

This huge Buddha statue was hand carved from a single massive block of pure white marble. The Buddha statue took 10 sculptors 4 months to complete. The Buddha statue is now  in a Buddhist temple in The United State where it is admired by all who see it. 

The basic Buddha shape is carved in raw marble.

The basic shape of Buddha is complete.

The intricate detailed carving is started.

Many sculptors work on this huge statue.

Final polishing and finishing of the stone.

The Buddha is finished and ready to pack.