Bronze is a unique material. The level of detail that can be achieved using bronze is truly remarkable. (Our sculptors use lost wax casting methods by starting the process with clay models which allows them to capture hair, cloth, fur, feathers, scales, and other textures with incredible realism.)
Bronze is beautiful, distinguishable and durable; perfect for an outdoor setting. This material features many qualities that allow the pieces to last for centuries.
Below are a few beautiful bronze sculpture designs you will be sure to love:Standing Bear
This bear statue is the perfect conversation piece. The statue features...
Large estate fountains are beautiful and make a grand statement in a home, but sometimes your space doesn’t allow for such a large fountain. Just because you are tight on space, doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful stone fountain. Below are some fountains that work great in smaller spaces inside and out.Wall Fountains
Wall fountains work great in small spaces because they sit flush up against a wall and out of the way. Depending on the style of wall fountain you choose they can work inside and outside too. Below are two beautiful wall fountain designs that prove that a fountain can still make a great statement in a...
Over the years, people have debated over using cast stone or natural stone for their outdoor decorations, specifically fountains. Although each has their advantages, we believe that the cons of using cast stone far outweigh the few advantages. In fact, many of the advantages of using cast stone can also be achieved using natural granite.
First, what is cast stone? Cast stone is a man-made material from cement. Pigments and crushed stone are molded into a form to make it look like a natural stone fountain (or any other shape you desire).
Natural stone is any stone that is found naturally in the earth; such as, granite. It is...
While you could make a cast concrete fountain look like a natural stone fountain, it will never match the durability of a granite (or other natural stone) fountain. Fountains made of cast concrete, especially those in cold weather, will eventually crack and crumble. Don’t take the risk of your fountain investment deteriorating quickly, choose a natural stone fountain.
Now you know you should purchase a true natural stone fountain for the best result, but which stone type is for you: marble or granite? Keep reading this article for some facts on marble vs. granite fountains.Marble Fountains
Many famous fountains around the...
Follow us beginning to end on this wonderful fountain installation project. In this article we will highlight the steps involved in installing a large basalt column fountain; from the very beginning planning stages all the way to the final product.
These homeowners knew they wanted to make a statement in front of their home. Here is the before shot of the empty area where the fountain will be installed.
The homeowners wanted to see what the fountain would look like in front of their home. Carved Stone Creations was able to create a Photoshop rendering of this fountain in front of their home. This is what it looked like:
Fountains come in many different shapes and sizes. Whether you know what kind of fountain you want or you are still looking for some fountain design inspiration, this article is for you. Keep reading to get some great fountain design ideas.
1. A bubbling fountain is perfect for any relaxing landscape. If you enjoy a soft bubbling noise, this fountain is for you. The bubbling fountain pictured below is a basalt column fountain.
2. A floating sphere fountain is perfect if you are looking for a modern look in your yard. These fountains are mesmerizing to look at. Make people look twice with these unique fountains.
If you have been dreaming of having a fountain at your home, but you just don’t know where to put it, this article is for you. Keep reading to get some fountain placement inspiration.1.Against a wall
If you are tight on space, a wall fountain is perfect. Wall fountains sit against a wall in your garden. They are perfect for accenting your landscaping and plants. They can be simple or very elaborate, so they fit into many different styles.
Check out these examples of wall fountains:2.Front Yard Focal Point
If you want to make a focal point right when people drive up to your home, a fountain is perfect for that...
Bob Levers and Hubert Etchison, two members of the Nevin Park Fountain Committee, were interviewed for this article. In June of this year, after years of hard work and planning, the people of Easton, Pennsylvania dedicated the Nevin Park Fountain. Carved Stone Creations provided and installed the fountain basin for this project. Keep reading this article to find out the keys to this project’s success and Carved Stone Creations’ role in the process.Easy to Work With
Both Bob and Hubert agree, Carved Stone Creations was easy to work with. They were great at coordinating with the fountain manufacturer and others involved in...