Rough Stone A major challenge is in "finding" the owl within the rough chunk of stone. Occasionally, an impurity or fissure requires a change from the original concept, but this often adds to the interest of the finished piece. The shape of the stone thus determines the shape of the owl.
Rasped Stone A rasp is used to take off surface roughness and impurities.
The Carving Begins Without the use of power tools, carving becomes a gradual scraping away of the stone. Clarence uses files, rasps, knives, and dental tools.
Almost There Finer and more detailed work requires finer tools, like your dentist uses.
The Owl Clarence polishes the piece with various grades of steel wool and rubbing compounds. Finally, a coat of carnauba wax is applied to provide some protection and to enhance the colors. (There is a better quality photo of this owl included in my Artwork section)
Direct Correspondence to:
Clarence Cameron c/o Cameron Owls
633 Cedar St. Madison, WI
USA 53715 Tel: 608-256-0444