I am very excited that Gary Churchman has stumbled upon my blog. He is a stone and letter carver, living in England. (Check out his blog!) While I do most of my work in plastiline clay and make casts, I am particularly interested in stone carving and stone sculptures. I had the most exhilarating moment of my career when I was in Pietrasanta working with Ugo and Umberto Antognazzi. I aspire to do more work with carvers and learn to do my own finishing work. I would certainly like to incorporate more travel and more collaborative work into what I do here at Hempel Studios.