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St. Joseph Handmade Wall ReliefWHILE SUPPLIES LAST
WHILE THEY LAST!

This is the process the artist and his wife use to make the pieces: He carves the original of each image in clay, using dental tools. Before making each piece he reads extensively about the saint, but once he begins carving he doesn't look at any other depictions. As to the statues, when the original carving seems to be finished, he makes a latex mold. Once the mold has cured, he begins to cast the pieces himself. He uses cast stone (gypsum with some metal powders and other materials), painstakingly working a slurry of the substance into each mold by hand in order to get all the details. Once the piece sets, he demolds it, trims it, and hands it over to his wife, who paints and glazes each piece by hand. All the statues can go outside. The process for the medals is roughly the same, though they are cast in lead-free pewter. Nicely gift packaged.

Joseph has become the patron/protector of houses because he was a carpenter, working in the small Galilean towns of Nazareth and Bethlehem in the first century. A carpenter at that time did both small jobs�fixing doors, etc.�and larger projects like building houses. Because Joseph is viewed as a protector of houses and those who live in them, his image is often placed near the entrance or inside houses to watch over the occupants and their guests. It is made of an architectural material that can go outside.

Dimensions: 10 (h) x 3.5 (w) x 1 (d) inches

Item #15211
Price: $45.00

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