Roliquery

A Roliquery begins with a limestone ball, which is then hand-carved with an original design. Anyone can have an interactive art experience by rolling it in sand to create ephemeral and renewable sculptural patterns. This hands on art experience can spark a passion for art in people of all ages.

Limited edition casts of each original limestone Roliquery are cast in resin or bronze. Roliqueries can be displayed indoors or outdoors, and come in various sizes. Resin casts are limited to 100 editions, while bronze casts are limited to 25 editions. Each Roliquery comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

Roliquery accessories include a variety of displays, for indoor or outdoor use, made from cherry, maple, black lacquer or stainless steel.

If you would like to own a Roliquery, you may contact me!

Patterns

Lake Monroe

Created with an Arts in the Parks Grant from the Indiana Arts Commissions and the In. Dept of Natural Resources.

8″ Limestone

Carver’s Roliquery

A tribute to stone carvers and limestone ornament of the last century. Commissioned by Conner Prairie Interactive History Park. Carved with details from limestone buildings from Indiana and across the US.

12″ Limestone

Prague

Inspired by early 20th century carvings in Prague’s St. Vitus Cathedral, five swirling faces are intertwined in a seamless design.

4” Bronze, Resin
12” Bronze, Limestone, Resin

Koi

Longfinned Koi and Shubunkin swirl around this Roliquery, much as they would come to greet you in a garden pond.

4” Bronze, Resin
12” Bronze, Limestone, Resin

Gods & Goddesses

The created becomes the creator, when with but mortal hands we create the iconic faces of gods & goddesses in the sands.

20” Bronze

Arachnoid

Spiders have inspired the human imagination for centuries. Phobia-inducing to some, fragile and beautiful to others, here you can admire their strength and delicacy without fear.

7” Bronze, Limestone, Resin

Oak Leaves

Carvings of White, Red, Pin, and Chestnut Oak leaves are as thickly layered as an autumn forest floor.

4” Bronze
12” Bronze, Limestone

Sea Shells

Reminiscent of a walk on a Cape Cod beach with Whelk, Moon Shell, Starfish, Sand Dollar, Scallop and Quahog.

4” Resin
7” Bronze, Limestone, Resin

Snowflakes

Inspired by Wilson Bentley’s photomicrography of snowflakes, these snowflakes explore the curious juxtaposition of ice crystals and the desert.

7” Bronze, Limestone, Resin
12” Bronze, Limestone, Resin

Materials

Limestone

For Amy, nothing has the integrity of stone. Every Roliquery begins with Amy’s original carving in Indiana limestone. Her technique is grounded in traditional handwork. She starts with a perfectly turned ball, carving all the designs by hand, without the use of power tools. There’s a sense of history and memory implicit in Indiana limestone: its sedimentary layers are filled with the fossils of millions of tiny prehistoric creatures.

Bronze

Bronze is beautiful and timeless. Amy’s pieces are cast using a traditional lost-wax method, using high grade molds made from the carved limestone originals. The hand-applied patina accentuates all the depth and detail. Bronze is wonderful to touch, and every touch adds to the deeper patina that it acquires over time.

Resin

Resin Roliqueries, in white or buff, feel and act like stone. This material offers the best of both worlds—the crisp detail, strong form and durability of the carved originals—with a much faster delivery time and more affordable pricing.

Displays

Indoor Console

Premium wood console display

Cherry, maple or black lacquer

Dimensions: 30” W x 18” D x 30.5” H

Indoor Coffee Table

Indoor Coffee Table

Premium wood coffee table display

Dimensions: 48” W x 24” D x 18” H

Indoor Table Top

Premium wood table top display

Small: 13” W x 13” D x 1.5” H

Large: 30” W x 18” D x 2.75” H

Outdoor

Stainless Steel Circular Basin

Perfect for private gardens, public parks and on corporate grounds.

Dimensions: 36” Diameter, 18” H

Own a Roliquery!

A Roliquery is a hand-carved sphere of interactive art. When rolled in sand, it leaves behind beautiful, seamless patterns.

If you would like to own a Roliquery, you may contact me.