VANCE THEORET

VANCE  THEORET

Vance Theoret is a man of few words, as are many who work with stone. But when he does get talking it takes little time to feel his passion for the stone that he works with! And of how he communicates with the stone in a manner hard to put into words but nonetheless very tangible.

Vance connects with each stone, allowing its ancient memory to speak to him. Using this first impression of what the stone has revealed, he applies a 'direct carve' approach, letting the design emerge. This rough image is then refined into a clean, solid sculpture, with precise, yet minimal, detail. "I let the stone tell me what it wants to be."

Working in alabasters, soapstones, slate, chlorite and Kissi stone, Vance carves a variety of subjects - but bears are by far his favourite. "Bears are like big kids that never really grow up. So I can get away with portraying a lot of human qualities in them.

VANCE  THEORET Want A Bite_
Want A Bite?
Brazilian Soapstone  
VANCE  THEORET Arctic Musings
Arctic Musings
Alabaster  
VANCE  THEORET To Balance work and play
To Balance work and play
Brazilian Soapstone  
VANCE  THEORET Snowboarding Bearly
Snowboarding Bearly
Brazilian Soapstone  
VANCE  THEORET Following Mom
Following Mom
soapstone  
Original
VANCE  THEORET Going For A Dip
Going For A Dip
soapstone  
Original
VANCE  THEORET If I Can Fly
If I Can Fly
Bronze  
VANCE  THEORET Into the Mystic
Into the Mystic
soapstone  
Original
VANCE  THEORET Early Astronomy
Early Astronomy
Bronze  
VANCE  THEORET Looking For Dinner
Looking For Dinner
soapstone  
Original
VANCE  THEORET Lord On The Tundra
Lord On The Tundra
Brazilian Soapstone  
VANCE  THEORET Lost Count Again
Lost Count Again
soapstone  
Original
VANCE  THEORET Merlins Crystal Cave
Merlin's Crystal Cave
soapstone  
Original
VANCE  THEORET Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
soapstone  
Original
VANCE  THEORET The Original Hip Hop
The Original Hip Hop
soapstone  
Original
VANCE  THEORET The Sorcerers Apprentice
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
soapstone  
Original
VANCE  THEORET Tuti Wishes On a Star
Tudi Wishes On a Star
soapstone  
Original
VANCE  THEORET Two Tone Far From Home
Two Tone Far From Home
Indian Soapstone  
VANCE  THEORET Yup All My Exs Live in Texas
Yup, All My Ex's Live in Texas
soapstone  
Original
VANCE  THEORET Breakfast Awaits
Breakfast Awaits
soapstone  
Original
VANCE  THEORET Cinnamon Trail
Cinnamon Trail
soapstone  
Original
VANCE  THEORET On Her Lake
On Her Lake
soapstone  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Who Needs Toys
...It'll come to me
 
5 x 7 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET All about Sticks and Stones
All about Sticks and Stones
Indian Soapstone  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Bear Chair
Bear Chair
 
7 x 8 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Body Surfing
Body Surfing
Brazilian Soapstone  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Branch Manager in Training
Branch Manager in Training
Indian Soapstone  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Calling For The Magic
Calling For The Magic
soapstone  
Original
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Checking the Log
Checking the Log
 
7 x 7 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Cliff Top Viewpoint
Cliff Top Viewpoint
 
9 x 6 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Different Kinda Logging
Different Kinda Logging
soapstone  
Original
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Don_t Forget My Lunch
Don't Forget My Lunch
Brazilian Soapstone  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Down The Ravine
Down The Ravine
New Mexican Alabaster  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET In The Pink
In The Pink I Think
Utah Alabaster  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Interesting Smells Below The Ridge
Interesting Smells Below The Ridge
soapstone  
Original
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Kinda Hungry Again
Kinda Hungry Again
Montana Soapstone  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Lost in the Counting
Lost in the Counting
B.C. Soapstone  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Movement Below
Movement Below
soapstone  
Original
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Over The Edge
Over The Edge
Brazilian Soapstone  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Plans within Plans
Plans within Plans
Indian Soapstone  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Race you to the Bottom
Race you to the Bottom
Brazilian Soapstone  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Shes On The Move
She's On The Move
soapstone  
Original
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Sky Watching
Sky Watching
Indian Soapstone  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Snow Day Fun
Snow Day Fun
Brazilian Soapstone  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Some Kinda Obtuse Moose
Some Kinda Obtuse Moose
Indian Soapstone  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Something For My Tummy
Something For My Tummy
Bronze  
6 x 7 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Sorta Brown and Sticking Around
Sorta Brown and Sticking Around
Brazilian Soapstone  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Sorta Sad
Sorta Sad
Indian Soapstone  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Sticking Around
Sticking Around
 
8 x 5 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Talking to Mother Moon
VANCE  THEORET Thinking Its Lunchtime
Thinking It's Lunchtime
B.C. Soapstone  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Two Tone Malone
Two Tone Malone
 
8 x 6 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Alabaster commission
Under St. Elmo's Fire
Alabaster  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Vance Maximus
Vance Maximus
soapstone  
original
Sold
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