Blog: From the Bedrock

Steven Schrenk

Coming to the stone industry via studies in art and design at SCAD where I first fell in love with this material, I approach stone design with an artistic eye developed from years working in museums and galleries curating and installing exhibitions. I carve sculptures in marble and granite which continues to deepen my connection with natural stone. Cutting and fabricating slabs and blocks, working with architects and designers and managing complex installations are an extension of my hands-on skills in the industry and the studio. I enjoy expressing the beauty, and telling the story, of natural stone to convey its timeless message, ranging from the quarry to your finished design and everywhere in between.

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Recent Posts

How White Cherokee Georgia Marble Keeps Tradition Alive in the Heart of Washington D.C.

Posted by Steven Schrenk

When you think of Washington D.C., the words “heritage” and “tradition” immediately come to mind.

Topics: Fabrication, Historic restoration, American marble, Georgia marble, White Cherokee Marble

Goodbye Polish, Hello Texture. California Designer Makes Her Marble Antiqued

Posted by Steven Schrenk

California designer Brooke Wagner knew just what she wanted for her personal kitchen, a warm atmosphere with touchable marble surfaces with that time worn texture you might find in a 150 year old French bakery. She just didn’t know where to get it.

Topics: Antiqued finish, Brushed finish, American marble, White Cherokee Marble, American black granite

The Day White Georgia Marble Turned Black [PHOTOS]

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

Thanks to a twist of fate, and the turn of the astronomical gears, the path of today's eclipse traveled smack dab across the northern hills of Georgia near our historic Tate marble quarry, offering us a unique vantage point.

Topics: History and Heritage

Georgia Architect Creates a Stunner Family Kitchen With Local Marble

Posted by Steven Schrenk

It’s a dangerous situation. An architect who specializes in restaurant design let loose to design his own kitchen. There’s no end to the resources and ideas at his disposal. But if you’re Kellen Minor of Decatur, GA you take a cue from the classics and give it a modern update.

Topics: Marble and granite, American marble, Georgia marble, White Cherokee Marble

A Love Affair With Saint Henry Black Granite Kitchen Countertops

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Have you ever been so in love with a piece of furniture that you designed the whole room around it? For two French Canadian homeowners, it just happened to be their countertops.

Topics: Granite, Backsplashes, Countertops, American black granite, honed finish, saint henry

DIY Soapstone Countertops: How To Fabricate and Install Them Safely (and Easily)

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

Being an avid DIY’er is both a blessing and a curse.

Topics: Fabrication, Soapstone, Waxed soapstone, How to cut soapstone, DIY soapstone kits, Alberene Soapstone, Safety

Soft on Color, Hard on Density, This Grey Limestone Acts Like a Marble

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Cut it linear or on the rift, rough it up or make it shine. No matter how you slice it, this American limestone is the versatile, durable answer to all your soothing grey dreams.

Topics: Limestone, Kitchen, Saint Clair, Exterior applications

The Ultimate Kitchen and Bath Upgrade, Custom Fabricated Natural Stone Sinks

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Cabinetmakers aren’t the only ones who can claim their mark on the custom kitchen. Natural stone fabricators are chiseling and carving their way into custom spaces through an unlikely medium - natural stone sinks.

Topics: Soapstone, Waxed soapstone, American marble, Granite sinks, Soapstone sinks, White Cherokee Marble, Alberene Soapstone, Marble sinks, American black granite

Dark Kitchen, Light Kitchen? Make it Two Tone With Marble and Soapstone Countertops

Posted by Steven Schrenk

White cabinets and black countertops. Dark cabinets and light countertops. They’re classic combos, but today we’re seeing designers moving more to two tone kitchens. And who can blame them when you get to have two of everything you love?

Topics: Soapstone, Waxed soapstone, Kitchen, Inspiration Gallery, Alberene Soapstone, Natural Materials, Countertops

4 Easy Steps to Enhance Soapstone with Wax

Posted by Steven Schrenk

When interior stylist and blogger Anissa Zajac set out on a total renovation of her home there was one material must have for her kitchen design - waxed soapstone.

Topics: Soapstone

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