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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/

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/

The Amy Winehouse project

Creating a portrait of Amy Winehouse out of granite.
BLOG   BACK TO BLOG   Spring is almost upon us and we’ve begun designing our exhibit for the various local home improvement shows we’re attending this year. In addition… http://marioandson.com/blog/amy-winehouse-project/

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/

How to be a better customer

A few simple tips for making your granite countertop project a success.
BLOG   BACK TO BLOG   A better customer? Sounds like a harsh statement, doesn’t it? After all, isn’t it up to the company to try to be better for you? Well yes, but why… http://marioandson.com/blog/how-be-better-customer/

Turning flat things into round things

Fabricating a radius edged travertine countertop.
BLOG   BACK TO BLOG   Making radius countertops for most stone fabricators is simple enough, but things get a little more labor intensive when forming mitered, bowed front… http://marioandson.com/blog/making-flat-things-round-things/

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/

A Passage to Bangkok, part 2

Visiting granite shops around the world.
BLOG   BACK TO BLOG   Our introduction to Cambodia is by way of a tuk tuk, the regions preferred method of transport.  The heat is almost unbearable, even though this is… http://marioandson.com/blog/passage-bangkok-part-2/