At Artisan Stoneworks in Sellersville, PA there is an
unusual sound for these modern times. As brass mallet taps lightly
against a chisel, stone gives way revealing the art within.
The work may be sculptural- garden art, or a relief carved
standing stone informed by 19th century Pennsylvania-German
Fraktur folk-art paintings, an artistic one-of-a-kind headstone, designed
collaboratively with the client, or mosaic inspired by study with
Doylestown, Bucks County PA's Moravian Pottery and Tile Works.
Whether the work is a landscape feature for the garden, sculpture,
abstract wall-hanging or headstone, the medium is stone. Plan a visit to the
studio, located across the street from the Sellersville Theater and
Washington House Restaurant.
Current projects include:
Tattoo art inspired carvings, "biker gravestones"
reflecting American motorcycle culture-
In Progress: slate- w/ 1929 Harley-Davidson Flathead
Completed: PA fieldstone/ dense sandstone- w/ colonial period skull and
cross bones over winged wheel w/ motorcycle chain border.
An ongoing exploration of traditional Fraktur motifs, both carved
and mosaic for use as landscape accents.
Decorative wall-hangings, interpretations of early 20th century paintings by Gustav
Klimt and Paul Klee.
Hand-carved lettering, commercial and private signage, fireplace surrounds, garden sculpture,
stone hardscape design and installation
To see completed works, or for consultation
on custom designs contact Ben Purscell.