carvedinstone

Carved in Stone : Custom Signs, Furniture, Fireplaces..

Twin Peaks, California · 6 Sales

carvedinstone

Carved in Stone : Custom Signs, Furniture, Fireplaces..

Twin Peaks, California 6 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Hello, this is my shop for custom stone carvings. Here you can find unique items hand carved in Limestone, Marble or Granite.
Whether you are looking for small ornaments, name or address signs, stone furniture or real architectural elements.
The carving depicted in the banner above, for example, was custom carved for a living room fireplace.

Please contact me with any ideas or thoughts you might have.

These carvings will outlive us all, so let us create some antiques for our kids to enjoy.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 22, 2016

Hello, this is my shop for custom stone carvings. Here you can find unique items hand carved in Limestone, Marble or Granite.
Whether you are looking for small ornaments, name or address signs, stone furniture or real architectural elements.
The carving depicted in the banner above, for example, was custom carved for a living room fireplace.

Please contact me with any ideas or thoughts you might have.

These carvings will outlive us all, so let us create some antiques for our kids to enjoy.

Marcel Mächler

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Marcel Mächler

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Carved in stone and outlives us all...

A stone’s durability, its existence all over the world, its “green-ness” ( in environmental lingo ), the fact that a stone carver’s work encompasses life from the baptismal font to the gravestone, with houses and bridges and else in between - all these were reasons for me to pick up an apprenticeship in this trade.

Little did I know how hard it is to make a living. Stone is expensive. It is hard. You spend hours and hours, sometimes months on a carving. Who is willing to pay for that?

Should I just carve what I want? Do my thing?
I decided to do custom work. There is always a new challenge and this way I can always learn and grow.
Luckily, very often, I can bring in my own ideas and approaches and sometimes I have nearly complete creative freedom.

What is nice, too, is how people connect through stone carving.
How people appreciate the process, let alone the discovery that it is not extinct.
And its all sorts of people…
Fun
Life



Oh, yes, shop…
this is to be a shop story.
Well I do have a shop. It is the old Fire Station in “downtown” Twin Peaks, CA.
Here I usually carve architectural elements.
But I also do a lot of work on-site. And on-site during the last two decades meant anywhere in the US. So I do travel. Sometimes, too, I get visits from traveling stone carvers, so-called journeymen. That is always exciting…

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  • Marcel Mächler

    Owner, Stone Carver

    Marcel is an old school trained stone carver, applying power tools and OSHA requirements if needed, yet preferring down to earth hand work. He has over 25 years of experience and love for his architectural carvings and sculptures.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 5, 2011
Stone is the most durable of all "green" materials. Stone carving is the "real deal", arguably the oldest of all trades.
Carving in stone is a commitment of time and effort. It has symbolic value. It has increasing monetary value, as we are creating future antiques.
My name is Marcel. I love my craft. I love natural stone, the seeming contradiction of hardness and shape-ability.
Being trained in Germany I dare carving anything that is on your mind or mine, if you want my input. Whether it be small gifts such as initials or names or large custom castles or portions of such, like fireplaces or funiture, gargoyles or columns, garden sculptures or fountains. Looking forward to swinging the hammer for you.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
All pieces sold in the store are pictured and well described. Prior to purchasing please ask all questions you have and make sure the dimensions are what you need.
All ordered pieces are custom carved to buyers specs and written-out design ideas. I will then document the carving progress with pictures to make sure everything is according to his/her/your expectation. Therefore all sales are final.
Design changes during the work are negotiable as the carving allows.
Payment
Payment terms vary by the size of the projects, from full payment before shipping, or 50% down to buy materials and initiate the carving with balance due prior to shipment, to progress payments for larger assignments. Final terms to be negotiated.
Locals may have to include CA sales tax.
Shipping
Shipping per buyers request and size of wallet. Slow, fast, insured or not.
Additional policies and FAQs
All my work, custom or not, is guaranteed, for both, workmanship and materials.
You will find my logo on pieces all over the United States, including two Presidential Libraries.

Thank you for being interested in stone carving and especially in my work. Please don't be shy asking any kind of question. I'd also be happy to respond comments and recommendations.

Enjoy your day !