This beautifully detailed and richly decorated statue of Our Lady of
Loreto was carved for Our Lady of Loreto Church in Worcester, MA.
We begin a special project usually with a sketch to be approved by our client.
Then a clay model, called a bozzetto, is made as a guide to the woodcarver.
This three dimensional form allows him to plan his work. Above we
have two pictures of the bozzetto for a statue of St. Albert the Great. This
model is 3/4 round with a flat back for hanging on a wall. The two photos to
the right show the resulting statue, carved in lindenwood and lightly painted.
Wood carved Nativity Figures
are an old tradition with legend attributing their
beginning to Saint Francis of Assisi. This series to the
left is a design of the famous woodcarver Kostner. The
roots of woodcarving go back hundreds of years in the
Val Gardena area of the Italian Dolomites.
The sets can be purchased as
individual pieces with the Holy Family, Gloria Angel,
four Shepherds, three Wise Men, three sheep, two lambs,
the Ox and Donkey, along with a Camel and Camel Driver
priced separately. Available in many sizes, a wood
carved stable is made for all. Sizes given are the
average height of each standing
This set is available in
fiberglass in the larger sizes suitable for outdoor use
at Christmas. We will be happy to send along prices and
delivery information to you.
Call now to
plan for a Christmas, 2017 delivery.
more detailed Nativity information
for Nativity figure illustrations.
Contact Richard Chartrand
for details of subjects and sizes along with prices for
your church or institution.
Call or Email with your
inquiries. We will respond quickly to your requests.
statuary has been a tradition in the Church for hundreds of years.
The area around the village of Ortisei, high in the beautiful Italian Dolomites has been the
center of woodcarving since the 16th century.
Today, the tradition
continues here with hundreds of master carvers working here. The
craft has been handed down generation to generation.
We have recently completed a beautiful statue of Saint Margaret. To see more of
the development of this project from design to realization,
This original handcarved Pietà is the work of Ferdinand Stuflesser. The
under photo shows the carving as it was finished. The sculpture was then
lightly polychromed in traditional colors. It is available for immediate delivery. This masterpiece
measures 32" high and would be a
wonderful addition to many a church or chapel. Please inquire for price and
Our Lady Queen of Heaven is a full round round statue with
the Virgin Mary holding the Infant Jesus, certainly a beautiful
addition to any religious setting. We have many more models and
can send along illustrations of these to you for your
Above and to the right, we show the creation of a statue of St. Albert
the Great. From a rough sketch, we proceed to make the clay model. This
became the guide from which the finished work was carved. The completed
statue is 3/4 round with a flat back for hanging on a wall, measures
4'0" high and is lightly painted with gold leaf highlights.
This handsome statue of St. Dominic is
and ready for immediate
delivery. It is completely handcarved, full round, lightly painted and
measures 40" high. The special price is $8,750.00, F.O.B. the shop,
subject to prior sale.
At Dominic’s baptism, legend tells us that a
star appeared over his forehead. Again, by his life and preaching,
Dominic became a beacon light, guiding souls to Christ. We often see St.
Dominic pictured with a book, a reference to a vision recounted in the
Golden Legend in which Peter and Paul give him the book and urge him to
go into the world and preach. According to the Golden Legend, St.
Dominic's mother dreamed that she would give birth to a dog who would
hold a torch in its mouth and would "burn the world." It has been
suggested that the dog represents a pun on Dominicanus, the word for a
Dominican friar, and domini canis, "dog of the Lord." At any rate, a dog
is often shown at the saint's feet holding a torch in its mouth.
For a very special Crucifix in the style of Cimabue -
for more information.
Click here to see
models of the newly proclaimed saints - John XXIII and John Paul II.
We presently have in stock
the shop a woodcarved statue of St. Anthony with the Child Jesus, ready for
immediate delivery. This is full round, and painted in traditional colors
measuring 20" high.
St. Anthony wears the traditional Franciscan habit, holds the Child
Jesus and has a lily in his left hand. The special price, F.O.B. the shop is
This statue is subject to prior sale.
This model is also available to order in different sizes in both
carved wood and fiberglass.