Bonded Carrara Marble is such a unique product we felt it needed its own category. Bonded Carrara Marble allows great detail in statuary such as eyes and facial features. To learn how bonded marble statuary is made and why it is such a high quality product, see the article below.
Bonded Marble is a bit different from other statuary materials in that it is not a sculpted product. At the quarries where the Carrara is found in
Tuscany Italy and
the city for which
is named. The the marble is cut into huge blocks by large wet saws. During
the cutting process, the diamond blade wet saws leave behind an ultra fine slurry
of marble dust and water. This pure white marble dust is then collected. This
mixture is then dried and cleaned.
After the dust is
cleaned it is the mixed with
This resin is in a liquid state. It
is a material commonly used to make boats and car parts, these days. However,
most polyester resins have a slight tint to them, often a transparent green or red
color. This tinted type of resin has to be refined more until it is clear. This type of resin is sometimes referred to as
This resin is then mixed with the Carrara marble
dust. This mixture behaves quite differently than resin only products in the way it flows into the mold and allows for ultra high detail in the
sculpture. Of course the amount of detail is also dependent upon the quality of
the mold that is used. These molds used for bonded marble are of the highest
quality and detail and are used to create a product that is unmatched by other
casting materials. This product goes by several different names. Such as bonded Italian marble, cultured marble, cold cast marble and bonded Italian marble. Other casting media can also be used like Epoxies and even cement on the larger pieces. However they do not have the detail, like the resin statues and sculptures do.
These high quality mold produce some of the best sculptures. If you look at the eyes and
lips you will see this great detail. This is achieved from the ultra fine
marble dust. Bonded marble statues and sculptures are solid cast and are a
heavier product than there resin only counter parts. The statue castings also a
slight a semi-porous surface and a slightly different feel as well.
Products that are made out of bonded marble is unlimited. Everywhere from
statues and sculptures to pedestals and wall plaques. With the statues being solid cast and heavier they are great choice for outdoor statuary. They do not
have a finish in most cases. They do darken slightly with age and take on a
more sophisticated look. With the added weight they stay in place well and take
the wind and whether just fine. We carry a wide range of bonded marble products
that are painted in real life color. These pieces we recommend for indoor use
only. We have an excellent selection of indoor bonded marble statues that are
These products are primarily imported from Italy
where they have been made for decades. I’m sure you’ll be well pleased with these
products and the high quality of these sculptures.