Shaped Carving

– Technique used to create a three-dimensional appearance when carving flowers.

Sandblast or Flat Carving

– Outlines are sandblasted around the carving while the surface images are left flat. Sandblast designs are the most basic type of carving available.

Sculpture / Statues

– Sculptures and granite statue carvings consist of an image that is hand sculpted using many different pneumatic chisels and other granite carving tools.


– Etchings are drawings made with a diamond tipped tool that permanently engraves the image directly into the polished surface of the granite. Etching is best on darker granites resulting in the high contrast between the dark granite and the almost white etching.