If the mind of Tom Eltang could come up with what is nigh universally regarded as the finest contrasting stain in the universe (the Golden Contrast), wouldn't it stand to reason that he would also create an extraordinarily remarkable method of rustication as well? While I had long felt that I had a pretty good eye for surface techniques, when I first encountered this rustication technique years ago, I have to confess that I chalked it up to an incredibly powerful, highly focused sandblasting. Sykes, who had actually watched the process on many occasions (lucky dog), quickly disabused me of this notion; this is pretty much carving, with only the occasional finishing kiss of the sandblaster. Nonetheless, the results of the process never cease to amaze me, nor fail to please our customers.
--R. 'Bear' Graves