How Do You Start A Stone Carving Collection?
Stone carving has an illustrious history that goes back to times before modern civilization. Great sculptors, such as Michelangelo and Donatello, are part of this stone carving tradition. If you would like to start a stone carving collection, it is simple to learn how to do so. Invest in a reference book like “Contemporary Stone Sculpture: Aesthetics Methods Appreciation,” by Dona Z. Meilach (see Resources below). This book is full of photographs of stone carvings by modern sculptors. Not only will this book provide you with examples of what you might find on the stone carving market, it will also let you know who the most active sculptors in the field are and what kind of work they do. Search eBay. This is the easiest place to begin finding pieces for your collection. Do a search for “Stone Carvings” or “Stone Sculpture” from eBay’s main page or browse the “Art” and “Craft” categories. Patronize local and regional crafts fairs. You can usually find listings for these in the lifestyle