A skilled, experienced sculptor was required to replace two ornamental crosses at a church in Leicestershire. Parts of the crosses had to be remodelled using clay before they could be carved in stone, leaving some freedom of artistic expression to the Head Sculptor. The original crosses had suffered the effects of the elements over the centuries. Now that the new crosses have been fixed, the originals are exhibited in the church.
Stone pinnacles on church rooftops are heavily exposed to the weather. As part of a larger project, two pinnacles were newly carved out of limestone and several others underwent repairs, having smaller sections of their structures replaced.
A copy of a beautiful putto statue was commissioned in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany, to replace the original following damage during the Second World War. Before the copy could be carved in sandstone, the delicate features of the face and other parts of the body had to be re-modelled in gypsum on the original. It now adorns a small castle garden in the North of Germany.
During a European Stonemasonry Festival in Fertőrákos, Hungary, Carvero’s director Andre Schuberth carved a beautiful floral piece in just 10 hours with no drawing or model to work from. It won the competition and was auctioned off to raise money for a team of young Hungarian stonemasons to attend the next year’s festival in another European country.
The small piece of art carved in Richmond limestone, representing embracing lovers, is now privately owned.
The limestone flower box with Roman frieze was hand carved for a private property in Saint-Rémy-Lès- Chevreuse.