A hidden treasure, Staglieno Cemetery in Genoa is the largest outdoor museum in Europe and holds the finest collection of mid 19th to mid 20th century Italian marble sculpture.
Learn about our efforts to restore and save these incredible masterpieces. Visit Staglieno.com and "Like" our page on Facebook to see new photos of these sculptures every day: Staglieno Sculpture on Facebook!
I maintain a very useful collection of Marble varieties with
images of the 200 various stones.
The Stone Carvers Guild is a group of independent working professional carvers throughout the United States.
Stone World Magazine, a trade journal of the U.S. stone industry.
Natural Stone. Tips, links, resources. They offer an excellent CD-Rom database of marble images and specs.
Sculptor.org has links to sources of stone, tools, books and other information for sculptors
The Marble Institute of America has lots of info on marble, including stone maintenance and cleaning information.
The Indiana Limestone Institute provides history, information and links for the stone I use most often.
Rumford fireplaces, loads of information on building Rumford masonry fireplaces.
The Compleat Sculptor in NYC is a good source for basic carving tools. They also stock marble, and a full range of sculpture supplies.
Art and Architecture sites...
Letterheads is the site for
sign painters, pinstripers, gilders, and their ilk...
The Washington National Cathedral. I worked there for five years, carving gargoyles and ornaments.
Midwest Tool Collectors Association. Collectors and researchers of antique tools and trades.
Sam Alfano's engraving. Sam does wonderful engraving, mostly on knifes and guns, and spices up his site with his banjo music.
The Chicago Architecture
Foundation site will tell you about this city, home to so much
The Chicago History Museum
Chicago Graveyards, a a tour of the cemeteries of our fair city. I love visiting cemeteries, they are museums of stone carving.