With 7 generations in the biz, here’s why this Italian man says Alabama marble is unique

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Giuseppe Telara
Giuseppe Telara watching marble being moved. Photo via Giuseppe Telara

Originally from Carrara, Italy, Giuseppe Telara comes from a long line of marble workers. For a year now, he’s been working with AM3 Stone’s Alabama marble. We couldn’t think of a better person to ask about what makes Alabama Marble special. Here’s what he said.

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Why you need to head to the Sylacauga Marble Festival Apr. 6-17, 2021

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A sculptor hard at work at the Sylacauga Marble Festival. Photo via AM3 Stone

For 13 years, the Sylacauga Marble Festival has showcased Alabama’s pure white marble at Blue Bell Park. During the festival, sculptors from around the country and world come together for 11 straight days of marble carving and fellowship. This year, the festival, sponsored by AM3 Stone, is back, and it’s taking place from April 6-April 17. We reached out to sculptor Craigger Browne and festival founder Ted Spears to learn more. 

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Decorating or building? Check out the world’s whitest marble at this Pelham showroom

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Denise McDonald, Sales; Cathy Green, Office Manager; Christopher Riggins, Sales + Christy Reams, Sales (not pictured). Photo via Mary Fehr for Bham Now

Love the elegant beauty of Alabama white marble and have a decorating, design or building project on your to do list? You need to check out AM3 Surfaces’ new showroom in Pelham. Here’s what we discovered on our recent private sip ‘n stroll tour. 

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Architects + designers across the country love Alabama marble—find out why

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This kitchen is gonna look sooooo good with a big slab of Alabama marble as the island. Rendering via Amanda Hickam of Harper Harris Design Studio

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been seeing Alabama marble my whole life without realizing it. Architects, designers and artists from across the country love incorporating this beautiful, strong, white marble from Sylacauga’s AM3 Stone into their work. We talked to two local architects to find out why. 

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