2. Use marble block flexibly according to local conditions.
Marble carving is a very old art form that can be traced back to prehistoric times. One of the most famous sculptures in the world-Michelangelo’s “David“, was completed in 1504 and used marble. In addition to marble, common types of marble block for sculpting include granite, limestone, sandstone, talc and so on. The choice of marble block for sculpting depends on the engraving experience of the engraver and the scale of the project.
（1）. You need to know clearly different rock types, including sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks and volcanic rocks. All the marble block for sculpting belong to one of these categories. Professional stone manufacturers need to know the characteristics and hardness, luster and durability of each stone, which is helpful to help choose which kind of marble block for sculpting.
（2）. The choice of stone for professional engraving manufacturers depends on the engraved artwork itself. A moderately soft rock is easier to express the charm of the artwork itself than a hard rock. Varieties of soft rock include talc and striped marble.
（3）. Visit the local sculptors to find out if you can find a more suitable stone. Experienced carving seniors can recommend materials suitable for the project and where to buy marble block for sculpting. If the stones are to be shipped from other places, the cost may be higher.
（4）. Make a good budget for the stone. AongKing sculpture ⇐ provides sculpture products at a lower price than the market. It is because some high-quality stones need to find good suppliers before they can be obtained. Because we have high-quality stone suppliers. Therefore, the cost of stone sculpture is lower. Commonly used marble block for sculpting are: MS marble, Hunan marble, Sichuan marble…
（5）. The choice of color and the choice of ideal natural stone thread. For example, you want the final gloss and color of the product to match the artwork itself. The texture and color of each marble block for sculpting needs to be strictly screened.
（6）. According to the place where the artwork is placed. Choose materials for indoor or outdoor display. Some types of stones can withstand the strong weather damage. For example, granite is suitable for long-term outdoor placement due to the hardness of its composition. Striped marble, sandstone, and talc cannot be placed outdoors.
（7）. For the texture selection of stone sculptures. Limestone, as one of the soft sedimentary rocks, has little texture. Suitable for very delicate carvings. For example, the face of a character, etc. Granite is too hard to make delicate carvings. Suitable for carving flower pots, pillars, etc.