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ALABASTERS

Alabaster was originally used for grand tables and furniture during the age of stone. It is said that the legendary Round Table of Arthur was of Alabaster white and red coral. Due to the ease with which it is carved, it became a popular statuary stone. The wide color variations also made it a favorite of toy makers. Children's marbles were made from alabaster in a variety of colors, hence the name "Ally." All of our domestic stones come from select quarries throughout the United States, and are of the highest quality. Shapes, sizes and weights vary.

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Name Description Examples (color may vary)

Blue Mist Alabaster

This extremely rare stone is now available for the first time in years! The striking blue coloration, cloud patterning and transparency, make the stone ideal for all kinds of projects. Like other alabaster, it can be carved and polished by hand. Because of its scarcity, availability is limited. pieces are available between 25 and 80 pounds.
Order#
S1811

New Gold

 
Order#
S2161043

Black Opaque

 
Order#
S2168653

Black Translucent

 
Order#
S2169878

Red Raspberry

A red raspberry color, striated with variations of pale and dark pink. Semi-hard alabaster that holds lines beautifully. The distinct striping and swirling of color allow your imagination to run wild. This is one of our best sellers.
Order#
1116

Mario's Italian White Translucent

The glow that emanates from this stone can only be described as angelic. Every piece of this white holds within itself a living thing just waiting to be freed. Shades vary from white to crystalline.
Order#
Price
1136
Boulder
1141
Slab


Tirafsci's Italian White

The purest of white alabasters in existence. There is no comparison. They say that this is the stone of the “ancient masters” because of its intrinsic beauty and purity.
Order#
Price
1133
Boulder
1133A
Slab

New Brunswick

 
Order#
S159623

Domestic Colorado
Gray

Colorado Alabaster is a fine textured, somewhat translucent and sometimes beautifully banded. Iron, copper and other minerals native to this area give the stone its exquisit colors which distinquish the Colorado Alabaster from other deposits. Each vein of alabaster has its own unique color (gray or pink) and characteristics according to the area from which it is quarried. Currently out of Stock.
Color
Order#
Gray
1172
 

Mario's Bardiglio

A semi-opaque grey stone marbled with white cloud-like markings. The soft finish after polishing makes this a favorite among carvers.
Order#
Price
1137
Boulder
1140
Slab

Oystershell

We provide the oyster, you find the pearl in this swirling mass of grays, beiges and whites. The patterning is small and tight with a few veins. Soft and very carvable, Oystershell is easy to polish to a beautiful luster.
Order#
1125

Princess Carlotta
Green

Pale greens are prominent in this stone, with touches of soft grey. Swirls of color create an ideal carving stone. This is a very popular stone for busts and other human forms.
Order#
1114
 

Translucent Orange

A beautiful, deep, brilliant, orange stone of excellent carving quality. The Domestic orange is of a much higher quality than the Mexican, and highly translucent. We have found many interesting and inventive sculptural uses for this stone. Usually available in slabs. Ask Bill or Marc about lighting ideas.
Order#
1118

Wizard's Myst

A colorado cove secret, found in the mystical mountains. Wizard's Myst is an amazing new domestic black/grey and white stone. Weave your tales of fantasy and passion in this web of stone. It is classified as an alabaster, yet contains calcium carbonate like a marble. It carves beautifully and holds detail well. It is now available in the exclusively through The Compleat Sculptor, Inc.
Order#
S96584
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Alabaster Cyclinders
Beautiful Italian Alabaster Cylinders
  • Imported from Italy, these translucent alabaster cylinders are used by students throughout Europe. The carving process has been quickened due to the reduction of the bulk geometric form into round carving cylinders. They can also be used for stone turning on a wood lathe for creating translucent bowls. With variations of white opaque with translucent white veins, some are more opaque and some are more translucent.
Approximate weights: 8 - 30lbs. Our Choice on internet and phone orders.
Sorry, no cutting available.
Order #
1133S
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Beautiful Tirafsci's White Opaque Alabaster Thin Slabs

Thin slabs of Tirafsci's White Opaque alabaster - about 1in. thick!

 
Order #
S1143
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*Italian Alabaster Slabs - Slabs of Alabaster are created by shaving the edges off boulders. This procedure is very popular for Bas Reliefs and other forms of thin carving. Many sculptors use them because the thinness enhances the luminescence of the stone. It also reduces waste. The slabs can be cut between 3” and 14” thick.
PLEASE NOTE - As with all natural materials there is some variation amongst pieces. The color swatches above are examples of stones and do not represent the colors or patterns of every piece or any piece in it's entirety. Mother Nature controls what is inside the stone and she hopes you will find beauty in them all. There is no bad stone only unrealized sculpture.

Although we try to keep the most updated prices on our website, all prices are subject to change.
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