Jon’s first sculpture was made when his first wife gave him a small piece of stone. All he had to carve with was an old steak knife, which he used to craft a small head. Carving the eyes, nose and mouth inspired him so much, that he immediately enrolled in sculpting class and the rest, as they say, is history. Jon has been recognized by experts and peers with numerous awards for his work.
In the twenty years since that first carving, Jon has followed the natural progression of stone carvers going from soft to hard stones, from definitive to abstract designs. From large, 6 feet 6 inches high, weighting over 1,500 pounds, to small, a miniature lapis stick man under one inch in height. Over time Jon has carved soapstone, alabaster, marble and granite. He has hand quarried stone in New Mexico and Utah. He has selected rough rock at the quarry, and he has purchased imported materials to obtain color and hardness . His current favorite stone is black Belgian Marble. It is very hard, it will last indefinitely inside or out, and it takes a mirror fine finish that involves the viewer by reflecting their image.
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