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How do I care for cold cast marble statues? Tips and tricks.

How do I care for cold cast marble statues?  Tips and tricks.

Can this statue go in the outside in the garden? How can I care for this marble statue? How do I clean or polish this statue? These are some of the most frequent questions we are asked about our cold cast marble products. As we are the people who make these pieces we feel that we are the best placed to tell you  what you need to know.  I am going to try and de mystify the care of a marble statue in this blog.

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Do I love an Artisan crafter’s market? Let me count the ways.

Do I love an Artisan crafter’s market?  Let me count the ways.

So once I am all set up ready to go,I’ve had a look about at the rest of the market and now I get to chat to the public what could be nicer? Markets and Crafter's fairs, I love them and if you are reading this I guess you do too. So why not make a date to see us out and about when you are next in France.

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On our work table today. Finishing large marble busts by hand.

On our work table today. Finishing large marble busts by hand.

Because of Covid 19 and lockdown we have breezed through most of the small stuff we have had waiting to finish and have now to pull up our big girl pants and tackle the big stuff. So on my work table today, and to be fair on Howard’s work table too, are the Grace statues. Now Grace is our biggest piece 60 cms high, 35 cms across her shoulders and weighing just above 20 kilos. This one takes the most amount of preparation of any of our pieces before she gets in the final polishing machine. Howard and I don’t...

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Where have all the flowers gone? Fources Marché aux Fleurs 2020

Where have all the flowers gone? Fources Marché aux Fleurs 2020

Where have all the flowers gone? Long time passing, as Pete Seegar wrote. This coming weekend we should be on the 1st and biggest Flower Market of the Spring market Season. However Covid19  is with us and normal life is cancelled, so sometimes it’s nice to have time off and be forced to stop and smell the flowers.   Those who know me well will know I get very stressed in the ruin up to Fources Flower market, it’s a big kick start for the season and is a wonderful weekend. Just to blow our own trumpet we are the...

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Making Marble statues during Covid Lockdown.

Making Marble statues during Covid Lockdown.

So President Macron has decreed that May the 11th will be the day that France starts to loosen its movement restrictions, good thing we didn’t try holding our breath while we waited. So we continue making statues!! Many, many statues, in fact so many medium statues that I have a shortage of paper to wrap them in. In fact this is all I have left. Oh heck. Paper and bubble wrap usually mean a trip to Agen and to compensate a nice lunch out, Those were the days my friend, to quote dear Mary Hopkin. Oh I do miss that...

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