e 4359 USA: Blocks: I am a stone
sculptor in New Mexico, USA. I am about to propose a sculpture of an African
Mountain Gorilla. What is the size (in inches please) of the standard
block you ship to the US? It will need to be be at least 7' X 4.5' X
4.5'. It could be as large as 9' X 6' X 5'. Is there someone in the US that I
can deal with directly, who may already have blocks on hand, rather than
ordering a block? It would have to be shipped to New Mexico. Part of the
decision process will include cost of the stone plus shipping costs to New
Mexico plus cost of shipping the final piece to South Carolina plus other costs
such as insurance etc. Oct 7
Buyer's reply in blue
Supplier's reply in
Offer 8: We can import a granite block for you from India. The colors we can get
are black, light grey, cream, pink, cocoktail, red and brown. Please take note
that all colors other than black will have black speckles in them as its
granite. The block size can be approx. 9ft. x 5ft. x 5ft. The maximum cost
would be around US$ 900 per cubic meter. This price would be FOB Indian Port. We
can import it, clear it from customs and ship it to NM. We are based
in New York and have our own quarries in India. So if youre interested do let us
if I am selected for the commission, I will contact
you. For now we must wait until the final selection is made in
February. Thank you for your interest. (nov 25)
Offer 7: Follows the prices of
slates and soapstones.
Soapstones - USD 88.00 sqm.
Slates grey - USD 9.00
Wine and green USD 15.00
Black - USD 16.00 sqm
I remind you that
soapstone is a refractory material capable to suport temperature until 500º C.
more used to produce fireplaces and ovens.
Not interested in Slates or Soapstone - I need GRANITE
Offer 5: IN REPLY TO YOUR REQUEST OF MARBLE IN BLOCKS FROM MONTERREY MEXICO.
OUR MATERIAL IS IDEAL FOR SCULPTURE USES. ATTACHED
PLEASE FIND A SAMPLE OF OUR MATERIAL. WE ARE A
QUARRY IN MONTERREY, MEXICO. WE CAN SHIP INMEDIATLY. $ 450.00 USD/M3 BLACK MONTERREY SLAB BLOCKS EX-WORK MONTERREY,
MEXCIO, INCOTERMS 2000. FREIGHT CHARGES SHOULD BE AROUND $ 2,600.00 USD PLUS CUSTOMS CHARGES
DOOR TO DOOR.
I am looking for GRANITE,
not MARBLE - Thank you for your response though.
I CAN UNDERSTAND YOU CONCERNS
REGARDING THE QUALITY OF THE BLOCK.
THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO DO THIS, ONE IS
TO TRUST MY EXPERT OPINION REGARDING OUR MATERIAL ( BLACKNESS, CORRECT WHITE
VIENNING DIRECCTION, CERO FISURES, ETC.) ANOTHER IS TO CONTACT A MEXICAN
SCULTURE HERE IN MONTERREY, HE WORKS WITH OUR MATERIAL AND WORKS IT WELL.
HE IS VERY WELL KNOWN FOR BEING
VERY PROFICIENT WITH BLACK MONTERREY.
IN REFERENCE TO THE STONE:
WE CAN GIVE ANY SIZE YOU REQUIRE, I
NEED TO KNOW THE AREA IN WHICH THE ARTIST WILL NEED TO WORK WITH, GIVEN THIS
INFORMATION I HAVE TO OVER SIZE THE BLOCK TO AVOID ANY FISURES WITH IN THE AREA
TO BE SCULPTURED.
FOR EXAMPLE A BLOCK DIMENSIONS ARE 7'
X 4.5' X 4.5' FT ( 2.15 X 1.39 X 1.39 MTS)
Quantity - number of pieces and
sq.ft. / sq.m, = 1 BLOCK
100 % GUARANTEE, UPON INSPECTION
Price FOB or
WE SELL ONLY EX-WORK VALUE, IF NEED WE CAN QUOTE DDP, LAREDO,
TX., PLEASE ADVISE.
Your preferred payment
50% UPON PO AND 50% ON DELIVERY,
TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY CHANGE IN FUTURE SHIPMENTS.
$ 1,950.00 USD.
MEXICAN AND US CUSTONS
$ 700.00 USD.
IF YOU HAVE ANY MORE QUESTION PLEASE CONTACT
As I stated before, I must have
GRANITE not MARBLE. End of discussion.
I am NOT interested.
Possible another project at some time, but this project MUST be granite. (Nov
Offer 4: we will supply
your specified size blocks please tell us colour you are looking for to enable
us to quote prices
As stated in my request, I
am looking for BLACK granite.
I supplied the requested info. What more
do I need to do? (Nov 15)
I will supply you blocks at USD 1500cbm
Medium Black we
will supply 1200 cbm
All prices FOB Madras
Delivery within 10 days from the date of your
Offer 3: I am a
stone sculptor who is 7/8 complete on a larger then life female figure (the
piece is now 7’ x 4’ x 4’) in Laurentian Pink Granite that I hand selected in
Beebe Quebec, Canada. I did the
rough out with a 20’ saw in Beebe then shipped the block via rail to Hay River
NWT, Canada then by truck to Yellowknife, NWT, Canada (basically nearly across
Canada and half way into the Subarctic.
This cost me including insurance approx. $3,000.00 CDN in 1991. I would like to correspond because I
know no other artists you sculpt granite in this size. Will you be using granite? Do let me know if you are interested in
hiring an assistant!
Please contact me to
discuss possibilities. I also know of another sculptor who sculpts figures
this large that lives in Vermont.
interested in talking to you as what techniques you use, tools and many other
aspects of granite sculpting. I know of a sculptor in Vancouver, Canada
named George. A few years back he
did a huge sculpture of two intertwined whales out of black granite, then some
bronze casts were also commissioned from molds. I have worked with a small piece of
India Black that actually ‘sang’ when you put a grinder to it. It was so homogeneous in structure it
was amazing stuff. Getting back to
George, he uses a flame treatment (propane, oxygen flame cooling the rock with
an internal water spray) to do a lot of his secondary reduction. He says it is more money to use but the
control and lesser vibration to the stone allows for far more intricate/complex
like to correspond with you.
offer 2: We can supply but need complete info
- quantity and sizes 1 block,
- delivery location and
phone no. NM 87068 (505)
- prefer to buy
locally (no)or import?(Yes, but would
prefer US based contact)countries? (Zimbabwi)
- stone details
- country (Zimbabwi), trade name or description (Black), image, is it in
FindStone's Stone Album?
- status of project(Awaiting decision by Selection board), expected purchase date (February 2003), &decision
criteria for purchase e.g. price? (Choice of provider
will depend on delivery date and price)
application - where would it be used? South
Carolina Museum - outside)