Jon Schmidt, Stone Carver

Jon Schmidt
California Marble
on a granite base 
18 x 10 x 10 in.

Jon was born in Texas and has lived in western Washington most of his life. He grew up in Everett and called several Washington cities home for over 50 years. He graduated from Everett Cascade High School. Jon spent over 40 years working in the field of land use enforcement for several Western Washington governments.

“I took a stone sculpting class at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle on a whim in the winter of 2008. The result created “This is a Hoot” and I started my love for stone carving”.

Jon was hooked by the “stoner” bug and began a 6-year involvement at Pratt. His teacher, a master in his own right and a wonderful person was Sabah AI- Dhaher. As a figurative sculptor, Sabah’s instruction provided the springboard Jon needed to express himself in stone.

“I describe the stone as having unique inner beauty and carving stone invites each piece to unveil that individual beauty. The enjoyment, discovery and education about the immense stresses, heat my movement that creates various types of stone over millions and even billions of years. This is what drives my creative process”.

Jon Schmidt
Eyes of Time
Crinoid Marble
on a marble basalt base 
14 x 12 x 9 in.
$1000 SOLD
Jon Schmidt
Gently Touching
Aztec marble (Arizona)
on a basalt base 
16 x 10 x 6 in.
$1300 SOLD
Jon Schmidt
Tweaked Infinity
Basalt w/ granite 
column base 
64 x 13.5 x 14 in.
Jon Schmidt
Basalt on a basalt base 
19 x 7 x 6 in.
$1600 SOLD
Jon Schmidt
Fire and Water
Sodalite (Namibia), calcite (Utah)
on a granite base 
14.5 x 9 x 6 in.
$1400 SOLD