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roxanne_mc
12-07-2000, 01:48 PM
I find sculpture to be my greatest love and medium. Has anyone found a reasonable source for alabaster, marble and soapstone?
Rox http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/cool.gif

roxanne_mc
12-14-2000, 09:57 PM
I am thinking I will not get a reply to this message...
hmmmmm

frank
12-16-2000, 01:42 PM
Besides the obvious internet search and ordering, alabaster can be obtained from a gypsum mine if there is one near you. Gypsum and alabaster are found together and some people here in Oklahoma refer to alabaster as gyp-rock. One problem with aquiring it this way is that it is usually blasted out instead of cut and may be fractured. If you can't find any rock suppliers searching the internet, I can tell you some but I've never ordered rock from them.
Frank

roxanne_mc
12-18-2000, 01:01 PM
Well I have searched the internet and the sources I have found are some I already know and they are costly.. One is in Florida,Montoya. And Sculpture house in NY..I have bought from both and the prices are rather high on alabaster starting at 1.30 a pound.. So any suggestions are welcome.
Rox

frank
12-18-2000, 01:38 PM
Here's a few. The last one is a link page that has several. http://www.coloradoalabaster.com/
http://www.stonesculptorssupplies.com/
http://www.bedrocksupply.com/

http://www.artcitystudios.com/
http://www.learningstone.net/stonehoo/Suppliers/

Frank



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pixelscapes
12-18-2000, 02:43 PM
Don't forget you can also get soapstone (and possibly other kinds of carving stone) from Dick Blick... might as well give them our support, since they're such a good sponsor for WetCanvas!
http://www.dickblick.com

-=- Jen "And thanks for your support" de la Cruz
http://www.BewareOfArt.com and http://www.Pixelscapes.com

roxanne_mc
12-20-2000, 10:49 PM
Thanks all for the help... oh yes I love DickBlick they supply my schools that I teach art at!
Rox

roxanne_mc
01-30-2001, 01:28 PM
brought up for NancyMae..
Rox

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