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Carving a Career in Natural Stone: A Conversation with Chris Miller

by | Nov 30, 2020

Learn about the career of a successful stone sculptor, Chris Miller. He enjoys the entire process from design and planning to the physicality of working with natural stone.

A New Take on a Classic Icon: The Winged Goddess of Victory

by | Jun 18, 2020

A Hellenistic sculpture of Nike of Samothrace is one of the world’s most celebrated sculptures. In 2017, it inspired a private Fortune 100 company in Portland, Oregon to reinvent the iconic artwork in the form of a stone wall carving.

How Artists Use Natural Stone to Create Timeless Sculptures

by | Jun 13, 2019

The beauty and versatility of natural stone are among the many reasons homeowners and builders gravitate to the material for their projects. Artists often are drawn to stone for similar reasons.

Preserving a Sandstone Heritage

by | Nov 2, 2018

Sandstone heritage lives on through the work of master stone carver Keith Phillips who uses traditional hand tools to carve stone at a modest workshop known as The Shed, he is passing on his skills to a new generation of Tenino stone carvers.

Recapturing the Lost Beauty of Stone at the Peninsula Paris

by | Jun 27, 2018

After an exhaustive 4-year renovation of The Peninsula Paris, the century-old building took a giant leap back to reclaim its rightful place among the city’s most impressive architectural structures.

Elks National Memorial: A Spectacular Showcase of Marble from Around the World

by | May 3, 2018

The stone monument incorporates 27 varieties of marble and has been considered “one of the finest marble installations in the United States” in a story published in Through the Ages trade magazine in 1926.

Bringing Stone to Life: Why I Use Natural Stone

by | Dec 21, 2017

Soapstone comes in a wide range of color combinations—browns, greens, greys, yellows, black speckles. Each type of soapstone has specific qualities, and each individual piece of stone has its own character.

An Education Carved in Stone

by | Oct 9, 2017

In a world of bytes and bites, the next generation of artisans is still studying with mallets and chisels and doing its part to carry over an ancient trade to another century.

Stone Craftsmanship: A Rare and Irreplaceable Skill

by | Jul 14, 2017

Stone carvers today uses a combination of modern machinery and ancient craftsmanship to restore buildings and sculptures to their former magnificence.

Using Natural Stone in the Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Project

by | Jan 30, 2017

A case study about award winning Minnesota State Capitol restoration project.