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Stone carving. Sculpture from Lecce – Ornamental home

True Love Valentine’s Day

Original Romantic carving stone (Pietra Leccese)  Sculpture

Honoring her beloved husband’s or boyfgriend’s legacy, this precious and unique article captures the depths of love in an expressive sculpture. She carves it by hand from pietra leccese, masterfully depicting lovers caught in an impassioned kiss.

 

Measurements: 9X19 cm. Weight: Lbr. 2,42508

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Stone carving. Apulia (Puglia)- Italian region
The Lecce stone is hard and time resistant, yet soft and pliable when just extracted and has the task of being the load-bearing element for the heel of Italy. Baroque architecture in the city of Lecce, artistic sculptures and small handcrafted products all come from the generosity of this rock which characterizes the area.

The stone from Lecce (in Salento dialect “the leccisu”) also known as“gentle” stone, is a rock composed of limestone and granite, microfossils of marine fauna dating back to the Miocene period, typical of the Salento region, known for its malleability and therefore easy to work.

It is derived from underground in huge caves deep as thirty feet; the color has shades ranging going from white to pale yellow and in the first layers of quarry, stone assumes greenish tint and is rich in fossils.

The local stone of Lecce is used in architecture and sculpture, because its malleability, also by hands, is due to the presence of modeling clay.

The most demanding stage of creating a scuplture is the beginning. Because each stone is different, adequate time must be devoted on the initial design stage to fully utilize the shape, colour, texture and characteristics of the piece. Adding to this fact, all sculptures are hand carved, making evry piece a “one-of-a-kind” original.
No reproduction or duplicates can ever be achieved.
Each piece is always “As Unique as You”.
Stone carving tools have not changed significaly since the technique of forging steel was developed. Most limestone carvers still prefer the old hand forged chisels, and keep a wooden mallet close at hand. The basic concepts of carved stone work haven’t changed much in thousands of years, even as the tools have slowly evolved.
As a stone sculptor, I work primarily in Lecce Stone. Using local stone allows me to be highly selective in my choice of stone, and I generally go to the quarries to select my own rocks. The province of Lecce offers a wide variety of Lecce Stone that allows the stone carver to work with rock ranging from the golden and smooth, to the black and marble-like pieces.

Stone carving – Stone Sculpture in Italian language it’s called Pietra Leccese

 

Stone carving - Pietra Leccese

Stone carving – Pietra Leccese – Sculpture

 

 

The most demanding stage of creating a scuplture is the beginning. Because each stone is different, adequate time must be devoted on the initial design stage to fully utilize the shape, colour, texture and characteristics of the piece. Adding to this fact, all sculptures are hand carved, making evry piece a “one-of-a-kind” original.
No reproduction or duplicates can ever be achieved.
Each piece is always “As Unique as You”.
Stone carving tools have not changed significaly since the technique of forging steel was developed. Most limestone carvers still prefer the old hand forged chisels, and keep a wooden mallet close at hand. The basic concepts of carved stone work haven’t changed much in thousands of years, even as the tools have slowly evolved.
As a stone sculptor, I work primarily in Lecce Stone. Using local stone allows me to be highly selective in my choice of stone, and I generally go to the quarries to select my own rocks. The province of Lecce offers a wide variety of Lecce Stone that allows the stone carver to work with rock ranging from the golden and smooth, to the black and marble-like pieces.

It is also appreciated internationally in the Art field, because of the local crafts that over the centuries have produced the complex architecture of Lecce baroque, as it offered to the countless artists and sculptors the raw material to achieve their incredible work, thus succeeding in shaping, through the individual houses, many palaces, churches and convents, whole villages and towns.
Thanks to the peculiarity of this material, combined with the artistic ability of experienced hands in the craft, we are able create real works of art.

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