Dale Johnson Churches

St. Brigid’s Church

Indiana Limestone
Original design by Dale Johnson
8' x 4' x 4"

This portrait of St. Brigid is one of many projects I have carved for this church. Over the front door of the chapel is St. Brigid, surrounded by oak branches and leaves, a bible, and her scepter. It’s been a while, so I may be mistaken, but  think I did eight of these Celtic knot […]

Papal Crest

Indiana Limestone

Showing process shots is always a fun thing. Here you can see a crest being carved. We did two of these; one for the front and one for the back. This was for an area church. Jack Oliver and I installed it, not by choice on a windy day. The telescoping lift was extended as […]

St. John’s Catholic Church Baptismal Font

St. John's Baptismal Font
5' x 30" x 37"

It is an honor and an obligation to make things that people are ritualistically attached to, especially such things that last for generations. It never goes unnoticed when I do this kind of work. This font was dedicated just before Christmas, 2013.  I am responsible for the granite basin and trough. The rest is the […]

Markwood Candle Holders

Designed by architect Phil Markwood
Bronze and Cherry Wood

These candle holders have a heft that augments their seriousness of intent. They separate at the base to allow for portability. Communal ownership of high craft is an important thing, and one of the reasons I like to work for churches. Even though these are heavy and made of wood and metal, there is a […]

Wellhead Cover

Original Design by Dale Johnson
Indiana Limestone

The owner of this beautiful country home had un sightly meter and pump on his propoerty. It needed to be accessible, but only very rarely. This cover was our solution.

Wise Lion and Lamb, Ram and Kitten

Indiana Limestone

One of my first commissions. This is the balance for an almost symmetrical sculpture located on the other wing of the entry, which was based on the Lion and the Lamb parable of the Bible. This is the Kitten and the Ram. From youth to age? And this is the lion and the lamb. This […]