Silverpoint Drawings:

Animals

Botanical

Shells

People

Still Life

What is Silverpoint?

Sculptures in Stone:

Colorado Yule Marble

'Fencepost' Limestone

Minnesota Pipestone

New Mexico Sandstone

About Stone Carving

Watercolor Art:

Animals

Botanical

Other Art Projects:

Pointillism

Prismacolor

Graphite

Fine Metal

 

Owl Medicine Pipe,
Minn. Pipestone & Birch  2007
Owl Medicine Pipe Detail,
Minn. Pipestone  2007

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Minnesota Pipestone:

Reddish & gray-black soft clay-like stone I use to make Native American ‘Medicine’ smoking pipes used in sacred ceremonies. I usually buy Minnesota Pipestone when I go to Denver Pow-Wow or trade when I visit the Black Hills of South Dakota. These ‘Medicine Pipes’ are made usually as custom order pieces for friends. Sometimes I may also carve small animals out of this stone. It is very soft, finely grained stone that finishes nicely with fine sandpaper.

Oak Leaf & Acorn – Colorado Yule Marble,
Minnesota Pipestone & Oak stem
– mounted on White Oak base:
 Leaf = approx. 6” long, Acorn =
approx. 1” diameter (15cm. & 2.5cm.)
Acorn – Minnesota Pipestone:
Approx. 1” in diameter (2.5cm)  – 2002

Pipestone Turtle

 

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