Flat carving is a sandblast process where the design is carved in as an outline in one dimension.
Shaped carving is a sandblast process where the outline of the design is cut into the granite but the interior portions of the design are shaped by hollowing out certain areas to create a dimensional look to the design. This is generally used for floral designs.
Sculpture – In Relief
This type of carving is cut into the surface of the granite by a sculptor. There is depth and the shape of the image can be touched in the recessed area of the design creating a 3 dimensional appearance.