Hamm Plaques

The finished plaque installed, seen up close from the lift after it had been installed.
The finished plaque installed, seen up close from the lift after it had been installed.
The client chose as a theme a drgonfly, her dogs, a rose, an apple, and a sash. we had fun doing the design together in my shop.
The client chose as a theme a dragonfly, her dogs, a rose, an apple, and a sash. we had fun doing the design together in my shop.
It is a big haouse, and I had to get far away to see both plaques at the same time.
It is a big haouse, and I had to get far away to see both plaques at the same time.
Happy client. We had a great time together.
Happy client. We had a great time together. Peace Jeannie!
Tightly together for the drive from Ohio to Minnesota.
Tightly together for the drive from Ohio to Minnesota.

 

Zarrow International School Fifth Grade Gift

Zarrow Elementary

My sister’s son’s fifth grade class wanted their class donation to the school to be a memorial to the school’s founder and patron. I flew to Tulsa to install it and meet the class, and spend some time with my nephews.

Indiana Limestone 2 1/4" x 30" x 30"
Indiana Limestone
2 1/4″ x 30″ x 30″

The image was suggested by the class, and I sent a sketch for approval. They liked it. I had each kid in the class write the alphabet and write from 1 to 10, and blew up the results to form the font. The kids had fun trying to guess whose were used.

Indiana Limestone 2 1/4" x 30" x 30"
Indiana Limestone
2 1/4″ x 30″ x 30″

I sent progress pics as I carved, along with little explanations. The kids loved it.

Indiana Limestone 2 1/4" x 30" x 30"
Indiana Limestone
2 1/4″ x 30″ x 30″

The finished piece, dedicated and permanent.

Lancaster County

Kansas Limestone
Kansas Limestone

This plaque was commissioned by a man whose back was broken (causing a total paralysis of my client) by an overzealous security guard at a local retailer who mistakenly thought the man that commissioned this was shoplifting. My client grew up in Amish country in Pennsylvania and asked for an image he could look at from the breakfast nook of his new home. Yes, you should reread what you just read. Tragic story. Honored to have been able to be of help in my own small way.

Barn House Plaque

Texas Leuders Limestone
Texas Leuders Limestone

This plaque went to Pennsylvania somewhere- I had hoped to remember to ask the client to send a pic of it after it was installed in his stone barn’s wall, but, alas, I got busy and forgot to ask. I hope it looks good a decade + later.

Chichester Crest

Indiana Limestone
Indiana Limestone

This collaborative design is tghe result of a design session between myself, assistant Matthew Palmer, and the client. It was a birthday present to her husband as their house was being built. The symbolism is personal. Very cool.

Golf Rosette

Indiana Limestone
Indiana Limestone, 24″ diameter

This pediment piece was carved by Jack Arnold; one of his first solo pieces. Jack went on to assist me for a total of eleven years, lasting only until the work load dried up after the recession to the point that we couldn’t sustain. I miss Jack.

Mallory Stone Crest

Mallory Crest

Indiana Limestone
Indiana Limestone, 16″ square, 2 1/2″ deep relief

This crest greets the homeowners to the left of his/her door every day as they come home. They have enjoyed the process of seeing it age. I am proud to have been part of this predominate surgeon’s day every time he came home.

Giotto Plaque

Indiana LimestoneBased on a fresco by the early Rennaissence painter Giotto.
Indiana Limestone
Based on a fresco by the early Rennaissence painter Giotto.

This was my first piece carved for Lang Stone after I left Solazzo. I stand by the interpretation of the original fresco, but I am able to laugh at my early crest attempt along with you…