First comes the clay, however

Don't become confused by the "clay".  You will not find it in the finished product! We painstakingly sculpt each original. Then build "sculpting tools" that conform to the body part of each original. Into these tools, we pack the "secret" stone mixtures. We use real stone and stone mixtures-- crushed to different textures. The stone is washed and kiln-dried. We coat each particle of stone in clear fiberglass liquid. When we have the desired texture, we pack our "tools". We do not paint the stone; rather we blend the colors of stone. Processes, techniques, and formulas are not divulged, even to apprentices. So, with pride, we give customers one-of-a-kind sculptures.