(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Art of carving or sculpting
1. sculpture, sculpting, sandblasting; plastic arts; [stone or wood] carving; installation.
2. statuary, statue, colossal; statuette, bust, head (see representation); cast (see form); relief, relievo; high or low relief, bas relief, mezzo-relievo; intaglio, cameo; anaglyph; medal, medallion; akrolith, anaglyph, assemblage, collage; ice sculpture; mobile, stabile; totem; video sculpture.
3. (sculpture tools, techniques, and materials)
a. matrix; marble, grounding, dead stone, alabaster, soapstone; terra-cotta, clay; ceramics, ceramic ware, pottery, porcelain, china, earthenware; acrylic resin, Plasticine; bronze, electrum, niello; damascene.
b. boucharde, chisel, file, gouge, gradine, hammer, lathe, mallet, peen, pick, pointing device, rasp, sander.
c. casing, casting; cire perdu, lost-wax process, moulage, mantle, maquette, piece mold.
4. sculptor, sculptress, carver, chiseler, modeler. See artist, engraving.
Verbs — sculpture, carve, grave, chase, cut, emboss, chisel, model, form, mould, turn; fabricate; cast; anodize, charge, chase, galvanize, temper.
Adjectives — sculptured; carven, graven; in relief; ceramic, marble, marmoreal, anaglyptic, plastic.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The art of sculpting]
Syn. carving, modeling, carving in stone, modeling in clay, kinetic sculpture, op art, casting in bronze, woodcutting, stone carving, plastic art; see also art 2 , image 2 .
2. [A scuplted work]
Syn. statue, statuette, figure, figurine, carving, model, relief, bas-relief, marble, stone carving, woodcarving, bronze, bust.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. statue statuary, bust, figure, figurine, bronze, carving, abstract.
2. carving chiseling, molding, stonecutting. ''An art that takes away superfluous material.''—Michelangelo. ''Mud pies which endure.''— Cyril Connolly.
bizarre human or animal figure: grotesque
chip off stone: stun
frame, framework: armature, butterfly
Greek statue of marble: acrolith
larger than life-size sculpture: heroic, colossal
low relief: bas-relief
medium: marble, clay, bronze
projection: relief
smaller than life-size sculpture: statuette
tool: bushhammer, calipers, mallet, rasp
trim: fettle

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