This larger version of 'The Diver' produced by stoneCIRCLE for sculptor Samantha Thornton is now in a chateau in France. It is Portland limestone on a plinth of Irish Blue limestone.
Sculptor Samantha Thornton was commissioned to convert one of her existing stone sculptures, 'The Diver', originally in Ancaster Weatherbed, into a larger version for a French chateau. The Wiltshire-based sculptor approached stone specialist stoneCIRCLE to produce the piece. The company used its Omag 5-axes CNC to carve the work from a 1600kg block of Jordans Basebed Portland stone.
The CNC technology used to create the up-scaled piece meant it could be produced directly from a 3D polystyrene model provided by Samantha Thornton.
The final sculpture measures 1.23m high x 1.02m long and weighed 850kg.
It has been fitted on top of a 1200kg plinth in black Irish Kilkenny Fossil marble 810mm x 810mm x 650mm high and shipped to France, where it is now installed in the grounds of a chateau in the Loire valley.
Samantha told stoneCIRCLE: "She has been installed and looks great. Thank you for all your help and I look forward to getting a new commission for you to help me with!!!"