Develop a Design: First, you will need to create a design or a sketch for the relief. This design should be in the form of a two-dimensional image that represents the subject or scene that you want to depict.
Choose the Marble: Once you have your design, you will need to choose the type of marble you want to use for your relief. Different types of marble have different colors and textures, so consider the effect you want to achieve when making your selection.
Prepare the Marble Block: Using a saw, cut a block of marble to the size and shape that you need for your carved marble relief. Then, using a chisel and mallet, shape the surface of the marble to create a flat surface for your design.
Transfer the Design: Using a stylus or carbon paper, transfer your design onto the marble block. Alternatively, you can draw the design directly onto the marble with a pencil or charcoal.
Begin Carving: With the design transferred, begin carving the relief into the marble using a variety of chisels and hammers. Start with rough shaping, and then move on to finer details. You’ll need to work carefully to ensure that you don’t accidentally break off any delicate sections.
Refine and Finish: As you carve, refine the details and smooth out any rough edges or lines. Once you have completed the relief, use sandpaper and polish to give it a smooth and finished appearance.
Install the Relief: Once you have finished carving and polishing the carved marble relief, it’s ready to be installed. Depending on its size and weight, you may need to hire a professional to help with installation.