Journeyman Marble Artisan
A senior member of the fabrication team, “Curly” joined Mountain Marble in 1995 when founder Hank Strauss was introduced to the miniature “bonsai” tree sculptures that Curly created from re-purposed copper wire cable. “Hank told me that if I had the patience to do that, I had the patience to work with stone.”
His determination and technical abilities make him the go-to guy for challenging projects, sensitive repair work and creative solutions. Although he possesses a master craftsman’s comprehensive abilities in templating, cutting, and polishing, it is Curly’s exquisite handwork that truly sets him apart…deftly crafting everything from switch plates to sinks to bowls to platters.
Curly’s understanding of the medium and gregarious nature make him a favorite of clients, whether they encounter him in the showroom or on the job. “He’s our goodwill ambassador,” notes Hank Strauss. Maybe that’s because he loves what he does.
“ I started working with stone when I was 25 and six months into it, I knew I wanted to do it for the rest of my life. This is an art. I put a lot of myself into the work that we do.”