Tortorelli Creations Inc.

Colton, CA
tortorelli.com
# of Employees: 3
Specialty: Custom liturgical furnishings

Category: Specialty Products
Project: Crucifix
Materials: The cross is constructed of black walnut, and the corpus was carved from basswood. The nails/spikes in the hand and feet and the crown of thorns are forged from solid copper plate.
Construction: The cross is laminated over a welded steel tubular structure to provide strength and rigidity. Since the crucifix is meant to hang straight, the hanger attachments on the cross protrude beyond the front surface of the cross to make up for the weight of the corpus. The back walnut of the cross was laminated to the steel inner structure and then hand scalloped for an aging effect. The body was hand carved from solid blocks of basswood.
Project Notes: The cross members are lashed with rope by hand.

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Shar-In Cabinets Inc.

Fort Myers, FL

Category: Specialty Products
Specialty: Residential and commercial cabinetry
Project: Tree Shelf Unit Art
Project Notes: This unit is built entirely of African andiroba and iroko wood. It is 8 feet long and 9 feet, 6 inches tall and hangs 32 inches above the finished floor.


Tortorelli Creations Inc.
Colton, CA
tortorelli.com

Category: Commercial/Institutional Furniture
Specialty: Custom liturgical furnishings
Project: Ambo/Pulpit
Project Notes: The main body of the ambo is jatoba and the reading table is inlaid with genuine leather. The pencil stop is solid polished bronze.

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