Charles Welles is a sculptor, who primarily carves marble. This is a medium that is part of an ancient tradition going back to the Greeks and continuing through Michelangelo into the Renaissance. Though modern tools are used now, such as pneumatic air hammers and diamond saws, most of the carving techniques remain largely the same. Each piece is one of a kind, often carved with chisels over hundreds of hours, and hand-sanded and polished. His work includes figurative, abstract and conceptual work in a variety of styles. His work and demos will be at the Springville Schoolhouse Art Studios over the Columbus Day weekend.