Sculpture Studio and Gallery
751 Moorpark St. Oakland, Ca. 94603
(510) 638-2404
copyright 1998 by Robert S. Black —   Statuario marble from the famous Polvaccio quarry, that dates back to the Roman Republic of the first   century. It was from this marble that Trajan’s Column was carved, as well as many famous statues, including the Palatine Apollo. Later, Michelangelo chose this marble for some of his greatest works, such as the Tomb of Julius II and the Pieta. Carrara Statuario is a warm, ivory-white marble with occasional flecks of gray. In part, the beauty of this marble comes from its translucency — it accepts light to a depth of 1 in. or more. It is very receptive to the whole range of tools and does not break in unexpected ways when carved. It is also highly receptive to fine detail. In short, it is a joy to work.