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Calcite reveals rings of jasper seemingly buried deep within the stone. Set on a base of calcite, the perfect sphere is thought to foster spirituality while jasper attracts calmness and peace. Cesar Gonzáles sculpts a mesmerizing work.
Novica sales account for most of Cesar's income. It enables him to provide for his family, educate his children, take care of his health and provide full-time employment for other artisans. He is very grateful that his workshop has grown with Novica and for the security it has brought to his life.
"I learned to carve stone from a friend. In turn, I have taught my son and many of my workers the art of stone carving. When one of my artisans leaves to start a workshop of their own, I feel great pride. It means that the stone art of Peru will live on. Stone carving records the history of Peru and the Andes. Even though we now use machinery to bring our hand drawings to life... the stories the stones tell and the motifs we incorporate have been with us since pre-Inca times."
Cesar's workshop is well-respected in his community. He is able to give full-time employment to his workers. He credits the steady income and recognition that your purchases give him with the stability and determination that enable his workshop to continue to grow.
Cesar believes that the best gift you can give to your children is an education. He dreams of his children becoming professionals. His two younger children are at the university. Cesar pays for their studies and their living expenses.
Cesar suffered a stroke and credits his family and the ER team with saving his life. He is receiving ongoing therapy, has returned to 80 percent of his daily activities and hopes to make a complete recovery.
Cesar is constantly teaching and employing younger workers who are eager to learn from a master craftsman. Today he gives work to people who are the sole support of their families.
This speare is beautiful. There is slight chipping in one area where the stone may have been worked. Visually, it is a wonderful work of art. Chipping can only be seen on close examination. So I alone know it is there. This speare is heavier and larger than I expected. However, it has a wonderful feel when rolled between my hands. I am very happy With this purchase. I have another speare from Cesar Gonzalas that I also love.
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Wonderful sculpture from C?sar. Perfectly spherical & finished. Very unique geometric patterns & sits nicely in the stand.
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