I am a romantic
stones. I love them. I choose them for their beauty; their color or
transparency. I touch them and hug them. I show off the raw stone to
anyone who will look at them. I call myself a stonecarver, rather than
I have always worked with the Backyard Stonecarvers. Darcy Meeker
taught a group of us how to shape stone. She taught us to feel into the
stone, dialog with it and see what it wants to make of itself. The
result is a deep personal connection to the work. When I am in my
studio at work, all is right with the world.
My dream is to work with big stones. Right now I am transitioning to
stones too heavy to carry. I use levers, shims and PCV rollers to move
them, a lift table to carve them. I am using more powerful and more
dangerous tools. It’s exciting.
I know I am finished with a stone when I am infatuated with it. I put
high prices on my work to discourage buyers. I want my stones around me
family. I am running out of places to put them.