Sculpting Process

How does it all happen?

John Kessler’s studio is located 200 feet from his home in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado. Because of the size of the pieces, he spends most of his time working outdoors. You will often find John hammering, chiseling, sawing, grinding, and or polishing in any kind of weather. Cranes of all sizes are often involved.

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And sometimes temporary shelters are constructed to work in cold weather.

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Delivery & placement. The sculptures find a new home.
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Marble delivery. This stone shows the weight 25,260lbs

marble delivery10-07 010Two ravens sculpted from black steatite and their nest.

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Carving obsidian with an apprentice  :)

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Some deliveries are more challenging than others.

This is a five foot cougar being lifted over a house.
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