As each sculpture created in the Peotta Laboratory is hand made, it maintains its individual character. Tradition and experience are characteristic elements that appear in every gesture of the sculptor throughout every stage of the sculpture. The uniqueness of each creation appears during each working phase of the sculpture.
Firstly, Great care is taken when selecting the materials: the stone is extracted directly from the caves (which belong to the Peotta family) situated in the Berici hills in Vicenza.
The blocks of stone are sawn and transported from the caves to our laboratories in Alte Ceccato (VI), and are subsequently cut to size and delivered to the different work departments.
The stone is then examined and the master sculptors begin to design the outlines of the future sculptures.
The “roughing out” phase then takes place, necessary for creating the correct volumes and proportions.
The last phase is the “finishing”, where hammer and chisel are used to form the carvings and create the expressions.
The Venice San Marco Lion during the working phase.
The naturally white stone can be “coated” using different finishing methods which add that particularly admirable antique aura to the sculpted works that adorn the gardens of Palladian villas.