• Stone Sculptors Supplies
|Introduction to Soapstone Sculpting
by Lynn A. Bartlett
Learn the art of sculpting soapstone. The softness of the material makes it easy to work with using basic, simple tools. Soapstone also produces beautiful colorful results when polished. Carve a rabbit or a snail. Sculpt a flower, a heart, or a butterfly. Make a bowl. With 737 color images, patterns to guide you, and step-by-step directions, sculptors of any age and skill level can easily accomplish these 11 fun projects. Chapters include sculpting techniques, how to select the right piece of soapstone, and tips on how to handle bruising and chipping of the stone. Artists of all trades, especially woodworkers, will be enamored with this art form once they see how easy it is.
|New Book: Not to be missed: reviewed by Karen Ryer
Color in Three Dimensions
The Sculpture of Jerrold Ballaine
(each copy personally autographed by Jerrold Ballaine)
By J.C. Leissring 2011
Paperback, 60 pages
For those of us fortunate enough to know the nearly six decades of Ballaine’s paintings and sculpture (and to know him personally), this small but mighty catalog of his recent work in bronze, plaster and yes, marble is a MUST have for any student of 21st century stone sculpture.
Ballaine spent the last 10 years creating female figures in Carrara marbles. But not only does his figurative carving break ground with powerful moving line, texture and motion.
He has broken the color barrier by painting his figures. Yes, he has taken a page from Greek sculpture, and written an entirely new book in how to enliven.Ballaine’s lifelong work as a painter has brought him to this stunning apex in stone carving.His sculpture, like his painting, moves and flows in countless dimensions, and for us stone carvers, opens a vista of potential for our imaginations to seize for our own work.
The catalog also features his new bronze and painted plaster work. Ballaine lives and works here in Sonoma County, California.
|Portrait Sculpting: Anatomy & Expression in Clay
by Philippe & Charisse Faraut
Here is the most complete and comprehensive book on modeling the portrait in clay. Over 550 photographs of sixty-five different sculptures are used to show a series of exercises organized in a progressive manner. This text offers art students; painters, illustrators, forensic artists and sculptors interested in accurately depicting the human face an invaluable source of knowledge.
Hardcover, Smythe sewn, 8 3/4" x 11 1/4", 224 pages.
|The Stone Carvers - Book/DVD
We have the heart-warming book about the Italian-American master stone carvers who spent decades creating the sculptures that adorn the Washington National Cathedral.....and with the permission of the author, Marjorie Hunt, are now offering it to you.
In 1984 Ms. Hunt and her collaborator, Paul Wagner, produced an award-winning video which includes interviews with some of the carvers. Although the book has many beautiful photographs, there’s nothing quite like hearing the carvers’ words from their own mouths.
We invite you into the wondrous world of stone carving as seen through the eyes of these extraordinary men. The DVD is priced at $29.95,
|The Stone Carvers - Book
BACK IN PRINT.. PAPERBACK EDITION
|The Stone Carvers - DVD
|The Stone Carvers - Book and DVD
|Sculpture Review Magazine
The best international magazine devoted to stone sculpture. This magazine is a quarterly, often difficult to find on newsstands or in book shops. You can now order your copy directly from us.
|Sculpture In Stone
An excellent new book which presents both a general overview of sculpture and a practical guide to working in stone. All important stone-working equipment and tools are shown, from calipers and pointing machines to chisels, sanders and saws. Different types of stone are shown and described. Practical instruction includes methods of measuring and copying in stone from a clay model. This book is an important additional to the library of every stone carver. 192 pages - hundreds of color pictures
|Direct Stone Sculpture
by Milt Liebson
An excellent guide through the hands-on experience of stone carving; describes variety of stone and tools; methods of repair; hundreds of photos of the process and completed works.
More than 300 photos - many in color - 160 pages - HARD COVER
|Contemporary Stone Sculpture
by Dona Z. Meilach
Description of stone types; how to select and transport it; how to carve using hand and pneumatic tools; methods of finishing work.
357 black & white photos - 224 pages - SOFT COVER
|Creating with Soapstone
A delightful little book full of ideas and detailed instructions for creating soapstone projects...perfect for gift-giving...or for yourself
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