Featherock Foundation Houston, TX
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Portland, ME
Pictured below is a copy of an original
sketch, a photo of one of our
carvers at work with chisel in hand completing a large Carrara marble statue of the Queen of Heaven. The
artisan is wearing the folded newspaper hat, the
traditional mark of a skilled marble craftsman. To the
right is a finished marble carving of the Holy Family.
We will work with you directly, or
your architect or designer to create a design proper for
your needs. For statuary, we proceed from a sketch to a clay
model for your approval. For architectural works, such as
railings, lecterns, altars, and pedestals, we will submit
color renderings and samples of the materials to be used,
all submitted for your approval.
Call or Email Richard Chartrand with your
inquiries. He will respond quickly to your requests.
The ancient Greeks
and Romans found that marble was a marvelous substance for statuary.
Its almost elastic quality developed by sculptors down through the
ages was perfected by Michelango and his work in the marble
quarried in the Carrara region of Italy. The pure white statuary
quality stone is still available today and its location continues to
be the source of material for our statues today.
These works will be
made to your specifications, we are not restricted to mould sizes,
rubber castings, or such.
Whether our work is architectural such as
altars, lecterns, baptismal fonts, or hand chiseled statuary, our works are individually
solid stone blocks.
St. Thomas Church, Peabody,
Immaculate Conception Church Portsmouth, NH
This beautiful church has a handsome white Carrara marble reredos that was
installed about 100 years ago. It was crafted with individual niches for
statues of the Twelve Apostles. They were not installed at that time.
Richard Chartrand designed the renewed sanctuary using marble removed
years before, a marble reredos and side altars from a nearby closed
church and new work of Carrara marble for the Ambo and large Ambry in
the nave area. The mosaic floor was restored and a new marble aisle
installed as part of the same project.
It was our task to design, execute and install these statues a century
To the left is this completed work, below is a photo of four of the
completed statues, and to the right our worker installing the perfectly
proportioned statues in the niches.