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 Let The Apres Ski Begin
Let The Apres Ski Begin
soapstone  
10 x 8 x 8.5 in
VANCE  THEORET Cool As Ice
Cool As Ice
soapstone  
Original
4.5 x 5 x 6 in
VANCE  THEORET Distracted Skier
Distracted Skier
soapstone  
Original
10 x 9 x 5.5 in
VANCE  THEORET Getting A Little Grey
Getting A Little Grey
Alabaster  
Original
12 x 8 x 7 in
VANCE  THEORET Good Eating Tonight
Good Eating Tonight
soapstone  
Original
11 x 9 x 9 in
VANCE  THEORET Got Snow
Got Snow
Indian Soapstone  
Original
9 x 6 x 9 in
VANCE  THEORET Got Some Bling
Got Some Bling
soapstone  
Original
10 x 7 x 6 in
VANCE  THEORET Growl  Prowl
Growl & Prowl
soapstone  
Original
7.5 x 6 x 5 in
VANCE  THEORET In The Long Night
In The Long Night
soapstone  
Original
5 x 6 x 7 in
VANCE  THEORET In The Midnight Sun
In The Midnight Sun
Alabaster  
Original
11 x 8 x 8 in
VANCE  THEORET Learning To Be A Bear
Learning To Be A Bear
soapstone  
Original
18 x 9 x 8 in
VANCE  THEORET On The Cliff
On The Cliff
soapstone  
Original
11 x 6 x 7 in
VANCE  THEORET River Bed Lunch
River Bed Lunch
soapstone  
Original
15 x 7 x 7 in
VANCE  THEORET Up The Hill
Up The Hill
soapstone  
Original
7 x 6.5 x 5 in
VANCE  THEORET Winner Winner Salmon Dinner
Winner, Winner, Salmon Dinner
Indian Soapstone  
Original
15 x 7 x 8 in
VANCE  THEORET A Not So Perfect Landing
A Not So Perfect Landing
soapstone  
Original
8 x 13 x 6 in
VANCE  THEORET Catching Her Interest
Catching Her Interest
soapstone  
Original
7 x 9 x 5 in
VANCE  THEORET Hes Looking For Trouble
He's Looking For Trouble
soapstone  
Original
7 x 10 x 9 in
VANCE  THEORET Joy At The Ices Return
Joy At The Ices Return
Alabaster  
Original
19.5 x 21 x 15 in
VANCE  THEORET Kicking Up Her Heels
Kicking Up Her Heels
soapstone  
Original
12 x 6.5 x 4.5 in
VANCE  THEORET The Stars Are Bright Tonight
Stars Are Bright Tonight
soapstone  
Original
11 x 8 x 4 in
VANCE  THEORET The Place To Be Apres Ski
The Place To Be Apres Ski
soapstone  
10 x 11 x 6 in
VANCE  THEORET Some Serious Hooters
Some Serious Hooters
soapstone  
Original
7 x 5 in
VANCE  THEORET When Youre A Wise Guy
When You're A Wise Guy
soapstone  
Original
9 x 6 in
VANCE  THEORET Catching A Good Run
Catching A Good Run
soapstone  
Original
7 x 10 in
VANCE  THEORET Catching Good Snow
Catching Good Snow
Soapstone  
Original
10 x 9 in
VANCE  THEORET Future Gazing
Future Gazing
soapstone  
Original
8 x 9 in
VANCE  THEORET If I Can Fly
If I Can Fly
Bronze  
9.5 x 8 x 4 in
VANCE  THEORET My Favorite Tree
My Favorite Tree
soapstone  
Original
8 x 11 in
VANCE  THEORET Ready To Jump In
Ready To Jump In
soapstone  
Original
6.5 x 10.5 in
VANCE  THEORET The Green Eyed Lady
The Green Eyed Lady
soapstone  
Original
7 x 7 in
VANCE  THEORET Tree Hugger Alright
Tree Hugger Alright
Soapstone  
Original
5.5 x 7 in
VANCE  THEORET All about Sticks and Stones
All about Sticks and Stones
Indian Soapstone  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Always On The Hunt
Always On The Hunt
Brazilian Soapstone  
Original
5 x 8 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Arctic Musings
Arctic Musings
Alabaster  
Original
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Blueberry Pie Oh My
Blueberry Pie, Oh My
soapstone  
Original
6 x 8 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Cliff Top Viewpoint
Cliff Top Viewpoint
 
9 x 6 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Clouds Drifting By
Clouds Drifting By
soapstone  
Original
5 x 7 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Dark Prowler
Dark Prowler
Brazilian Soapstone  
Original
6.5 x 12 x 10 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Down The Pike
Down The Pike
Brazilian Soapstone  
Original
9 x 8 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Down The Ravine
Down The Ravine
New Mexican Alabaster  
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Eat Powder
Eat Powder
soapstone  
Original
12 x 10 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Follow My Tracks
Follow My Tracks
Brazilian Soapstone  
Original
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Freerider
Freerider
Brazilian Soapstone  
11 x 11 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Getting The First Tracks
Getting The First Tracks
soapstone  
11 x 11 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Glacier Jumps
Glacier Jumps
Brazilian Soapstone  
Original
9.5 x 6 x 7.5 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Gonna Shred The Run
Gonna Shred The Run
Brazilian Soapstone  
9 x 9 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Heading For The Powder
Heading For The Powder
Brazilian Soapstone  
Original
10 x 9 in
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
Sold
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
Sold
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 Powder
Looking For Powder
Brazilian Soapstone  
Original
9 x 9 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Looking For Freshies
Looking For The Freshies
soapstone  
Original
11 x 9 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Looks Interesting
Looks Interesting
Brazilian Soapstone  
Original
5 x 9 in
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Merlins Crystal Cave
Merlin's Crystal Cave
soapstone  
Original
Sold
VANCE  THEORET Moonlight Delight
Moonlight Delight
soapstone  
Original
11 x 15 in
Sold
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