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When I’m working with a piece of a stone, I see something in it. I just feel the need to create, to help what is there come to life.”

The Medicine Man, 7.5x14x3, fossilized sea sponge
The Medicine Man, 7.5x14x3, fossilized sea sponge
Joe King $1900
Rider, 10x11.5x4.5, limestone, rhyolite
Rider, 10x11.5x4.5, limestone, rhyolite
Joe King $2100
The Wise Man, 9x10x3.5, limestone
The Wise Man, 9x10x3.5, limestone
Joe King $1700
Singing Lady, 20x8x5, slate
Singing Lady, 20x8x5, slate
Joe King $2400
Ethel, 18x8x4, limestone
Ethel, 18x8x4, limestone
Joe King $3900
Tortoise, limestone
Tortoise, limestone
Joe King $600-SOLD
Sentinel, 23x8x8, dolomite limestone
Sentinel, 23x8x8, dolomite limestone
Joe King $3200
Sentinel
Sentinel
Joe King $3200
Storyteller, 19x15x5, limestone
Storyteller, 19x15x5, limestone
Joe King $4100
Barn Owl, stem of a fossilized sea sponge
Barn Owl, stem of a fossilized sea sponge
Joe King $700 - SOLD
White Angel, 12.5x13x3, limestone
White Angel, 12.5x13x3, limestone
Joe King $3000
SOLD - Farmer Boy, 16x7x4, dolomite limestone
SOLD - Farmer Boy, 16x7x4, dolomite limestone
Joe King $900
The Big Horse, 13.5x19x4.5, limestone calcareous
The Big Horse, 13.5x19x4.5, limestone calcareous
Joe King $2500
SOLD - Leaning Boy, 12x6x5, limestone
SOLD - Leaning Boy, 12x6x5, limestone
Joe King $1100
SOLD - Pensive Moon, 13x11x4, dolomite limestone
SOLD - Pensive Moon, 13x11x4, dolomite limestone
Joe King $2400
SOLD - Feathered Owl, 12x6x6, fossilized sea sponge
SOLD - Feathered Owl, 12x6x6, fossilized sea sponge
Joe King $1200
Rabbit, 8x11x6, stone
Rabbit, 8x11x6, stone
Joe King $1800
SOLD - Bald Man, 6x5x7, green limestone, coral
SOLD - Bald Man, 6x5x7, green limestone, coral
Joe King $900
SOLD - Butterfly, 11x10x3, coral
SOLD - Butterfly, 11x10x3, coral
Joe King $1200
Permanent, 7x10x3, stromatolite
Permanent, 7x10x3, stromatolite
Joe King $900
Poppy, 13.5x12x3, shale
Poppy, 13.5x12x3, shale
Joe King $3000
Resting, 11x8x4, rhyolite, andesite
Resting, 11x8x4, rhyolite, andesite
Joe King $1200
Dove, 5x12x2.5, limestone
Dove, 5x12x2.5, limestone
Joe King $300
Little Bird, 8x3.5x3.5, dolomite
Little Bird, 8x3.5x3.5, dolomite
Joe King $325

Joe King Bio

Sculptor Joe King uses a hammer, chisel and his imagination to discover his own style as he fine –tunes his technique. Hailing from Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, King presents sculptures ranging from a farm boy made from limestone to a horse or a lady made from turtella agate. Commenting on his smooth, glasslike sculptures, King explains. “God gives me such pretty rocks to work with, I want it to show.”

King is a well-respected carpenter in Leiper’s Fork for thirty years. He is known for building and remodeling area homes, businesses, and several of Leiper’s Fork’s most cherished structures, including Lawnchair Theater and the accompanying wisteria arbor adjacent to Puckett’s, as well as the building housing Leiper’s Creek Gallery and Leiper’s Fork Flintlocks. His remodeling career encouraged King’s artistic direction to redirect to create expressive, hand-carved stone sculptures. Coincidentally, a serious car accident occurred on the same day he changed careers. Throughout a long recovery, he painted quarry rocks at the kitchen table. As he improved, he began carving and has continued to develop his figurative sculptures using primarily native Tennessee limestone.

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