Turning Over A New Leaf
Go Ask Alice
Horse of a Different Color
Tools of the Trade
Light as a Feather
Whatever Floats Your Boat
Gift to Lillian
Greet the Day
Me in My Element
Videos & Resources
Tools and Tips
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Indirect carving technique
Pointing instrument basics for beginners
Announcing my retirement from the workforce to pursue my passion for stone carving
Work smarter not harder
Utilizing hydraulic table for heavy block of Persian pink onyx.
Use of pneumatic chisel/air hammer
Diamond grinding disc
Use of angle grinder with a diamond grinding wheel for abrasive carving.
Ultimately it is about how is feels. A sculpture might look complete but not until it is sanded to an impeccable finish and feels smooth to the touch can you say it is done.
Flexible shaft die grinder
Using high-speed abrasives.
Direct Stone Carving
Basic description of direct carving vs indirect carving
Antique Stone Drill
Matt Auvinen demonstrates the proper use of an antique stone drill. Matt has an astonishing collection of antique stone carving tools.
California Sculptors' Symposium. Using pitching hammers to make quick work of removing material.
Use of LED lights to illuminate translucent onyx, calcite, and alabaster. Most people art goes to sleep at night. My stone carving art wakes up.
'Gift to Lillian'
Some of the process carving this orange calcite into a beautiful calla lily
Go Ask Alice
Carved stone Hookah Smoking Caterpillar sculpture by Sal Orlando
Various translucent stones illuminated and assembled to create this unique sculpture.
Interview Sal Orlando Stone Carver / Sculptor
Discussion of stone carvings and a behind the scenes glimpse of my creative process