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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/

Scuola del Marmo

A visit to an Italian marble trade school.
BLOG   BACK TO BLOG These days, young people entering the workforce generally seem to gravitate towards technology driven jobs, as opposed to careers in the trades. … http://marioandson.com/blog/scuola-del-marmo/

Petrified

Re-polishing a slab of petrified wood.
BLOG   BACK TO BLOG We had a customer bring in a large piece of petrified wood to be re-finished. It was in bad shape, not very flat and full of voids and fissures,… http://marioandson.com/blog/petrified/

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/

BACK TO BASICS, PART II

Going beyond marble and granite countertops in Spokane and Eastern Washington.
BLOG   BACK TO BLOG It started with a phone call from Dr. James Harken and Jim Sullivan, board members of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. "Can I set an appointment… http://marioandson.com/blog/back-basics-part-2/

BACK TO BASICS, PART I

Spokane granite craftsman finds new life in retirement.
BLOG   BACK TO BLOG In the beginning, it was never about the money.  Matter of fact, we had no aspirations of starting a stone fabrication business at all.  We got into… http://marioandson.com/blog/back-basics-part-1/