are several different types of marble and marble
combinations used by sculptors when creating their
masterpieces. A lot of today’s marble statues
are not created with the same methods that the
original artists employed. In the early times,
chiseling a piece from a large block of solid
marble was the only method sculptors had for creating
statues and sculptures. At the time, the need
for mass production was not even a concept. Sculptors
would simply create one piece of work at a time.
Over the years, the statuary industry has developed
operating processes whereby they can create materials
that will fill in molds in what is called the
One of these casting methods utilizes bonded
Carrara marble that features a non-porous material
blend of white marble powders and resin composites.
Marble powder is mixed together with resins and
binding agents to create solid cast statues. Most
of the bonded marble pieces at Statue.com are
marble statues imported from Italy that come from
the Egregia statuary or the Isac collection of sculptures by the renowned
Santini family. These statues are made from white
marble or alabaster from Northern Italy.
This marble along with the Italian highly
regarded method of producing sculpture replicates
the texture and appearance of hand carved works
by retaining the finest details and characteristics
of the originals.
This material is still 90% marble or alabaster, but the fact
that it is created using marble powder, resins,
and binding agents earns it the name “bonded
marble.” This strong material is water and
weather resistant and will not yellow over time.
It doesn't have bubbles, will not crack, and can
be washed with most cleaning agents.
Statue.com offers many different types of marble
statues and sculptures from animals to ancient
Greek gods and goddesses.