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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.”

Old Sage, 15x15x8, stromatolite
Old Sage, 15x15x8, stromatolite
Joe King $2100
SOLD - Papoose, 11x3.5x2.5, limestone
SOLD - Papoose, 11x3.5x2.5, limestone
Joe King $1200
SOLD - The Medicine Man, 7.5x14x3, fossilized sea sponge
SOLD - The Medicine Man, 7.5x14x3, fossilized sea sponge
Joe King $1900
SOLD - Rider, 10x11.5x4.5, limestone, rhyolite
SOLD - Rider, 10x11.5x4.5, limestone, rhyolite
Joe King $2100
The Wise Man, 9x10x3.5, limestone
The Wise Man, 9x10x3.5, limestone
Joe King $1700
Ethel, 18x8x4, limestone
Ethel, 18x8x4, limestone
Joe King $3900
SOLD - Honey Bear, 9x15x6.5, limestone
SOLD - Honey Bear, 9x15x6.5, limestone
Joe King $3200
SOLD - Sentinel, 23x8x8, dolomite limestone
SOLD - Sentinel, 23x8x8, dolomite limestone
Joe King $3200
SOLD - Sentinel
SOLD - Sentinel
Joe King $3200
Storyteller, 19x15x5, limestone
Storyteller, 19x15x5, limestone
Joe King $4100
Rabbit, 8x11x6, stone
Rabbit, 8x11x6, stone
Joe King $1800
Poppy, 13.5x12x3, shale
Poppy, 13.5x12x3, shale
Joe King $3000
SOLD - Dove, 5x12x2.5, limestone
SOLD - Dove, 5x12x2.5, limestone
Joe King $300
SOLD - Little Bird, 8x3.5x3.5, dolomite
SOLD - Little Bird, 8x3.5x3.5, dolomite
Joe King $325
Happy One, 18x10x5
Happy One, 18x10x5
Joe King $4100
Spotted Horse, 10.5x9x3
Spotted Horse, 10.5x9x3
Joe King $2100
Grey Horse, 11x8x3
Grey Horse, 11x8x3
Joe King $2100
curly, 7.5x6x3
curly, 7.5x6x3
Joe King $750
Puckered, 6x5x3
Puckered, 6x5x3
Joe King $650
Owl, 10x7x4
Owl, 10x7x4
Joe King $2800
Fabler, 8x6x5
Fabler, 8x6x5
Joe King $850
Messenger, 4.5x3.5x4
Messenger, 4.5x3.5x4
Joe King $600

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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