Creating a Conner Bernett Sculpture: The Process

The process: Conner Bernett Sculpture

Conner Bernett Sculpture

We begin with a highly polished stone slab chosen for its color and beauty. We break it up manually into different sizes; each piece formed from the stones’ natural inclusions and veins.

We cover the stone with a protective sketching surface. Drawing on the design with a pencil, the next step is to hand-cut the areas out, exposing the stone surface that we want to sand away. This process is done free-hand with total artistic licence to create as we work.

When the larger massed out areas have been carved deeply into the stone, we remove our protective material, and using a diamond–tipped dremel, the finely etched details are added. This also is done freely. The result is always uniquely one-of- a-kind.