I spend a lot of time choosing each stone at the quarries and stone yards I use before bringing it to the Workshop.

Since nearly all of my work is commissioned, most of the stones I get are for a specific site. I usually have a general feeling in mind when looking for a stone, but not usually a specific design. The stone nearly always guides the design.

Of course, when I am at the stone yards looking for a stone for a commission, I always bring back a few others. There always seem to be one or two stones with terrific personalities that I just can't leave without

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Finding a stone is one thing; getting it where you want it is something