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Heart of stone

Words:
Jan-Carlos Kucharek

For anyone that has been mesmerised by film maker Yuri Ancarani’s short film ‘Il Capo’, about the stone mason directing the cutting of enormous slabs of Carrara Marble in a quarry in Italy, you’ll understand why the sight of any picture of natural marble popping into PIP’s inbox can set us all a-flutter. Stone supplier Gerald Culliford benefited from that frisson this month when it sent in a press release for its exotic ‘Opera d’Arte’ range of French marble, which presents some kaleidoscopic colour effects ranging from black to deep, intense violet, lighter lilac and hints of green. 

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