Stone Carving for the Home and Garden
written by Steve Bisco
Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd | ISBN 9781861088444
Paperback – 176 pages
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Only a limited number of books are currently available on this fascinating hobby. No previous experience is necessary and the projects are designed to be accessible to hobby carvers. This UK author has included projects that progress in difficulty and come with patterns which can be copied and scaled to the required size. This inspiring book introduces the medium of stone to the hobby carver as an accessible and rewarding pastime without having to undertake a stone mason's apprenticeship or tackle heavy and unwieldy materials and equipment. Based mainly on the period styles of carving found in historic buildings and ancient ruins, the projects are a mix of decorative and sculptural objects on a practical and manageable scale that can be easily displayed in the home or garden. Each project is presented in a clear step-by-step format and includes some historical context for the style of the piece along with a handy pattern to trace and scale to size. An introductory section includes comprehensive information on stone-carving tools, different types of stone, how to handle stone, the basics of stone carving and information on periods and styles of carving.