Walter S. Arnold, Sculptor/Stone Carver: Classically trained in Italy. Custom hand-carved stone sculpture. Made in the USA and Italy.

Walter S. Arnold Sculptor/Stonecarver: Classically trained in Italy. Custom hand-carved stone sculpture. Made in the USA and Italy.Classically trained in Italy. Custom, hand-carved, stone sculpture. Made in the USA and Italy.    Call for an estimate:  (847) 568-1188  or  Fely@stonecarver.com
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Italy, October 2003

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Carving a marble cherub Carving marble in Italy  
I'm carving a marble cherub for a large fireplace.

 

Models on the shelf Plaster casts on the wall

We visited my friend Andrea Chiesi, a master moldmaker from Florence. He makes casts of classical sculpture. I took these photos in his studio.

 

three cats in the window

Look closely to find the third cat hidden behind his friends- he was camera shy. I spotted them in the tiny Tuscan hill town of Montevettolini.

At the Villa MediceaOur friend Simone took us on a tour of Tuscan hill towns. Here he is with my wife in a 15th century villa that was built by the Medici family in the town of Cerreto Guidi. The walls are covered with "trompe d'oeil" ("fool the eye") frescos, realistic, seemingly three-dimensional scenes.
Doorbell Laughing masqueron in the town of Vinci A couple of grotesques from the town of Vinci, birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci.

We also visited the towns of San Miniato, Porcari, and Montecatini.Church in San Miniato, Italy

Our trip continues with a visit to the Alabaster center of Volterra.