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"The patience Karcher gives to her work is the same patience she shows visitors who find themselves lingering."--Blue Ridge Country Magazine
"This is where sculptor Collene Karcher wields her sculpting tools. Unlike some art galleries, Collene invites visitors to touch the finished work."--Southern Living Magazine
Stonecarver Collene Karcher has over 20 years of experience in the art of carving stone. Her background includes study at the Rhode Island School of Design & in Italy. She received a bachelor of arts degree while apprenticing under stonecarver George Wagner. Her background also includes restoration work on the Michigan & Ohio state capital buildings. One of only a handful of stonecarvers in the U.S. still practicing handcut letters in stone, she discontinued exhibiting in art shows & galleries in 1994 while opening her studio to the public. In 2011 she was accepted into the Southern Highland Craft Guild.