Adam, Home Page

Adam / The Maiden Collection / Colorado Yule Marble

17 x 11.5 x 7″ / 14.6 lbs / SN120102 /  $1,850

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Adam, The Maiden Collection, Colorado Yule Marble Sculpture by Martin Cooney

To my knowledge Adam was the very first ever Curvilinear Hand Carved Marble Bowl, for at the time that I carved him I had never witnessed the like.  Prior to this breakthrough moment I didn’t know if it was even possible for marble to be carved in the round so extraordinarily thinly as this.  Very recent and dramatic improvements to diamond blade, and more importantly semi-flexible abrasive disc technology,  had enabled me to sculpt marble in ways quite unimaginable to previous generations.  Throughout the sculpting process however I feared that Adam – being the first bowl of its kind –  may well break simply break into pieces.  But when I had finished, the dust had settled, and I took a good look at it,  the possibilities regarding just where this revolutionary bowl may lead, in sculptural terms, began to unfold.  And in a way I suppose, by logical conclusion, so it was that the  The Maiden Collection’s stylistic direction was now quite dramatically resolved.    Adam, to this day, remains one of my thinnest, and most intriguing, Hand Carved Marble Bowls, and most likely will remain one of my thinnest, for what I discovered when I went on to carve bowls any thinner than Adam is that they rapidly lose their structural integrity, causing them to crack and fall apart.  Needless to say, as founder member of the Curvilinear Marble Bowl Club,  Adam adores a sunny window, but will make himself quite at home under any strong, direct, light.

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Adam and Eve

Shortly following Adam’s completion, the second bowl, who else but Eve?  popped into the world; and my signature Curvilinear Hand Carved Marble Bowl Collection leaped from concept to reality.


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Adam / The Maiden Collection / Colorado Yule Marble


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