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 Freerider
Freerider
Brazilian Soapstone  
11 x 11 in
VANCE  THEORET At The Ices Edge
At The Ices Edge
Alabaster  
Original
10 x 6 in
VANCE  THEORET Blueberry Pie Oh My
Blueberry Pie, Oh My
soapstone  
Original
6 x 8 in
VANCE  THEORET Eat Powder
Eat Powder
soapstone  
Original
12 x 10 in
VANCE  THEORET Future Gazing
Future Gazing
soapstone  
Original
8 x 9 in
VANCE  THEORET Heading For The Powder
Heading For The Powder
Brazilian Soapstone  
Original
10 x 9 in
VANCE  THEORET Ice Fishing
Ice Fishing
soapstone  
12 x 8 in
VANCE  THEORET Looking For Freshies
Looking For The Freshies
soapstone  
Original
11 x 9 in
VANCE  THEORET My Favorite Tree
My Favorite Tree
soapstone  
Original
8 x 11 in
VANCE  THEORET Not Sharing
Not Sharing
soapstone  
Original
6 x 6 in
VANCE  THEORET Owl Ya Need
Owl Ya Need
Brazilian Soapstone  
Original
5 x 10 in
VANCE  THEORET Powder Hound
Powder Hound
soapstone  
Original
10 x 10 in
VANCE  THEORET Teddy On His Sleddie
Teddy On His Sleddie
soapstone  
Original
13 x 7 in
VANCE  THEORET Catching A Falling Star
To Catch A Falling Star
soapstone  
Original
7 x 7 in
VANCE  THEORET Under Moms Watchful Eye
Under Moms Watchful Eye
Brazilian Soapstone  
Original
17 x 7 in
VANCE  THEORET White Powder Specialist
White Powder Specialist
Brazilian Soapstone  
Original
11 x 12 in
VANCE  THEORET Moonlight Delight
Moonlight Delight
soapstone  
Original
11 x 15 in
VANCE  THEORET If I Can Fly
If I Can Fly
Bronze  
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 Arctic Musings
Arctic Musings
Alabaster  
Original
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 Breakfast Awaits
Breakfast Awaits
soapstone  
Original
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Calling For The Magic
Calling For The Magic
soapstone  
Original
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VANCE  THEORET Checking the Log
Checking the Log
 
7 x 7 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Cinnamon Trail
Cinnamon Trail
soapstone  
Original
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VANCE  THEORET Cliff Top Viewpoint
Cliff Top Viewpoint
 
9 x 6 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Different Kinda Logging
Different Kinda Logging
soapstone  
Original
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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 Early Astronomy
Early Astronomy
Bronze  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Follow My Tracks
Follow My Tracks
Brazilian Soapstone  
Original
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Getting The First Tracks
Getting The First Tracks
soapstone  
11 x 11 in
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 Into the Mystic
Into the Mystic
soapstone  
Original
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VANCE  THEORET It_s Powder Party
It's Powder Party
Brazilian Soapstone  
Original
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Kick Some Wax
Kick Some Wax
Brazilian Soapstone  
Original
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VANCE  THEORET Kicking Up A Storm
Kicking Up A Storm
soapstone  
Original
11 x 6 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Kinda Hungry Again
Kinda Hungry Again
Montana Soapstone  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Looking For Dinner
Looking For Dinner
soapstone  
Original
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Looking For Powder
Looking For Powder
Brazilian Soapstone  
Original
9 x 9 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Lost in the Counting
Lost in the Counting
B.C. Soapstone  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Merlins Crystal Cave
Merlin's Crystal Cave
soapstone  
Original
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VANCE  THEORET Movement Below
Movement Below
soapstone  
Original
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VANCE  THEORET Over The Edge
Over The Edge
Brazilian Soapstone  
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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
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VANCE  THEORET Shreddin_ the Run
Shreddin' the Run
Brazilian Soapstone  
Original
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Ski Bum
Ski Bum
soapstone  
Original
10 x 10 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Sky Watching
Sky Watching
Indian Soapstone  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Snow Day Fun
Snow Day Fun
Brazilian Soapstone  
Sold
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