Sandstone


Colorado Raspberry


Strawberry


Italian Opaque


Cloud Grey

Alabaster is a fine-grained, compact form of gypsum. For those of you who may be a little more interested, it is an evaporate formed from the evaporation of relatively salty sea water or lake water. It is a soft stone (H = 2 on Mohs' scale) - simple to carve, but scratches easily. It comes in a variety of colors and can be translucent or opaque. A part of the beauty of alabaster is that it has a structure which gives "depth" to the stone - as though you can see into it, making out patterns below the surface.

On this page you will see an example of some of the stone I presently have available should you be interested in a commissioned piece. The stock changes periodically as I work with stones of different colors, translucency and opacity. Keep in mind that these are only small squares of the entire stone. If you look at the examples of works to date, you will see that two pieces made of the same stone may look different. The colors vary in intensity throughout the stone and some colors evident in a piece may not be detected in the sample.

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Rainbow


Aztec


Coffee Cloud


Italian Translucent


Wintergreen