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Doing more than just countertops

Find out what goes into reducing a 1200 pound block of Carrara marble into an elegant, modern sculpture weighing less than 80 pounds.
BLOG   BACK TO BLOG  "I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need."  -Auguste Rodin  My latest sculpture, titled "Aura", began as a small metal ribbon… http://marioandson.com/blog/creating-aura/

Dirty Angel

The process of restoring a Carrara marble sculpture.
BLOG   BACK TO BLOG   “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free…”  -Michelangelo On the Gonzaga campus, there sits a lonely angel, offering holy… http://marioandson.com/blog/dirty-angel/

Visiting the artists of Italy

A brief tour of Italy's finest artists of stone and glass.
BLOG   BACK TO BLOG   In route to the Marmomacc stone fair, we once again planned a few "extra" adventures before conducting our business in northern Italy. Starting in… http://marioandson.com/blog/visiting-artists-italy/

Designer of Altars and the occaisonal Zombie

Fabricating a Carrara marble altar, designed by Vincent DeFelice.
BLOG   BACK TO BLOG   I had the pleasure of recently collaborating with an old childhood acquaintance and artist extraordinaire Vincent DeFelice.   Vince is well known… http://marioandson.com/blog/designer-altars-and-zombies/

For the wine enthusiast who has everything...

A custom Carrara marble wine stopper by Joey Marcella of Mario & Son, Spokane Washington.
BLOG   BACK TO BLOG   Recently, I have been preoccupied with the design of my new major sculpture, one that I figure will take about a year to complete.  In doing so, I… http://marioandson.com/blog/wine-enthusiast-who-has-everything/

There and back again, part 2: Carrara

Visiting the quarries in Carrara Italy, buying the perfect stone.
BLOG   BACK TO BLOG That’s not snow on those mountains! Playtime’s over (kind of) as we drive north to the marble capital of the world, the quarries of Carrara.… http://marioandson.com/blog/there-and-back-again-part-2-carrara/