The sculptors model statues and different figures in materials such as wood, marble or ivory. To get the shapes they want, they use chisels, knives, gouges and other special tools. to work the stone, the sculptor strikes the chisel with a heavy mallet or hammer. You must have steady hands to hold the chisel tightly and prevent it from slipping and thus marring the work..
To work wood or ivory, the sculptor uses a knife or a gouge. This job requires extra attention and care., because wood and ivory are softer and easier to cut than stone or marble.