MOUNTAINPIPES (tm)

Vince cutting soapstone
Vince and Jodi
Vince cutting stone  (1976 )
Vince and Jodi  (2006)

Soapstone Bear
"With the warmth of embers in my face, a black night around me and a star-pierced sky above, I feel transposed to an ancestor in a primitive age. This I think is my normal way of life; all else has been a dream."
Soapstone Dolphin
"My goal with my carving kits is to give the first time carver a project that you can succeed at and be very satisfied with the results.  I've seen many short attention span kids (and adults) give up when their first carving experience was too big a project for them that's why I came up with this size, stick with it for 1 to 2 hours and I'm sure you'll be happy with the results and be more inclined to try a second carving.  Take your time and good luck." ~ Vince Castanon

 

 

PRODUCTS

Mountainpipes ™
Vince in booth

"My wife Jodi Castanon (Formerly Jodi Dippert) and I started our business back in 1971; we have traveled the 4 western states selling our crafts and craft supplies at powwows, rendezvous, rock & gem shows and craft events.   Some years back I developed Carpal Tunnel, this changed my direction from carving to teaching.   I started putting together simple carving kits to sell at the powwows.  Grinding Rock "chaw-se" State Park saw my kits and asked me if I could put together a kit for them for their museum gift shop.  The following year while attending a Native American gathering in Yosemite National Park I was asked to put a kit together for their museum gift store, my carving kits are now one of the best selling items at the Museum stores.  My carving kits are also sold at the California State Indian Museum in Sacramento. Soapstone was found throughout California and was used by all the tribes."


Please contact me for any help or questions you might have.

Vince Castanon

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Shipment of Brazilian soapstone that came in December 2013

 

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