Tenino's Master stone carver Keith Phillips talks about the history of Tenino sandstone and gives a demonstration of stone carving at the Hercules #1 sandstone quarry in Tenino, WA.

April 7th, 2009

Master stone carver Keith Phillips gives a lecture on the history of stone carving in Tenino at the Schmidt House in Tumwater, WA as part of the History Talks series presented by the Olympia Tumwater Foundation.

December 18th, 2014

See if you can spot the Tenino Stone Carvers in the in the new video ad from Experience Olympia and Beyond, presented by the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau (VCB). HINT: We're kind of hard to miss.

November 16th, 2017

Former Secretary of the State of Washington Ralph Munro talks about one of his favorite places, the Hercules #1 sandstone quarry in Tenino, WA. Presented by TVW, the Washington State Public Affairs Network

March 7, 2017


A sweet slice of small-town Western Washington in Tenino

By Carol Pucci August 23, 2018

Pick up a Tenino Sandstone Walking tour brochure at the Chamber of Commerce desk across from the cafe, and find The Shed, a workshop where master stone carver Keith Phillips, 71, and his protégés create one-of-a-kind works from sandstone mined from the last remaining local quarry.



Mayor Fournier dives in to the Tenino Quarry Pool

by Anne Erickson,  November 10, 2017

Keith Phillips talks about the history of the sandstone quarrying industry in Tenino  



In Tenino, history is a cutting-edge art

by Amelia Dickson, July 24th, 2016

Tenino stonecutter shares his love for the craft

by John Dodge, December 20, 2014


Stone Carver Keeps Tenino’s Legacy Alive

by Justin Tomtas, October 21st, 2014


Carved in Stone

By Gail Greenwood Ayres June 21, 2012

From the statue of a stack of books outside of the renowned Powell’s Books in downtown Portland to the intricate replacement cartouche stone for the Temple of Justice in Olympia, when people want an impressive stone statue or accurate replacement architectural element for an historic building they are often referred to Phillips.


It Began with a Letter: Tenino Veterans Memorial Dedicated This Veterans Day

by Meagan Murphy Ross, November 5th, 2018

Lenkerbrook Stoneworks Builds Tenino’s Wichman Wall

by Jessica Reeves-Rush, November 5th, 2017

Tenino Stone Cutter Keith Phillips Keeps History Alive

by Jessica Reeves-Rush, January 15th, 2017

See some of the unique stone carvings around Tenino in this video profile presented by Comcast back in 2009.