Canadian Artist, Soapstone sculpture

Think pink

Orca Whale

Exhausted Polar Bear Asian Soapstone

Soapstone Yoga Bear #080330

Dancing Bears

Pendergrass The Dancing Bear # 080425

Think pink!!

I guess I was doing alot of that when you look at the carvings I have posted here.  Asian soapstone tends to come in the softer colours; white, shades of pink and it is very soft compared with black soapstone.  That makes it more fragile to work with at any moment this carver could accidentally chop off a piece of stone meant to be a paw or a head.  That’s the beauty of art, one minute it’s here and the next maybe not.

The number one favourite of the carvings pictured here seems to be the whale.

  This is my only whale (get it while you can) and I am not sure why I carved it other than I was carving penguins and watching alot of National Geographic.

The pink colour of the soapstone lends itself to a depth that is surprising when you see it up close and with the fluid nature of a whale body and tail the colour works wonderfully.  The pink bears give a totally different look , maybe closer along the lines of seeing pink elephants.  They make people smile and want to rub the bears’ heads.

On my shop pages you will see; Asian, Brazilian and Canadian soapstone and the range of colours that I have worked with.  As a Canadian carver working in stone from other places, it is very satisfying to see the art come together.

And of course, I love to carve stone wherever it’s from.

If you would like to commission me to carve something for you or want to buy something in the shop just head to the contact page or the cart and we can make your day.

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Canadian Artist, Soapstone sculpture

Ho Ho Hold the carving


 To own a Johdan Stone Art carving is have your favourite present right at the time of the year that people are in good cheer. This is a shameless plug to support your local artist and if I am not local to you just pretend we are , since we are only a click away.

What if my favourite carving has been sold.  Well, I have an answer for that.

All is not lost I do work with people on commissions.  This has come up a few times since I have been posting on Instagram and I am so happy people are enjoying my carvings, now if they would only ask for one of their own to take home and admire in person.

Every carving is unique and that is the beauty of art.  The eye of the beholder, a different…. for every seat.  You get the idea. This holds so true if you love something I have already done,   I could never duplicate a work, each stone is different and I am different from day to day but I can work with you.  The latest commission was a squirrel and I almost loved the research and picking the stone as much as the customer loved the finished carving.

Check out my shop pages but don’t be shy about asking for more , more and more.  My wife will thank you for keeping me busy and I never have enough time in the carving shed.

Thank you for looking in.