about the artist

Heather Milne Ritchie is a professional granite memorial carver, artist in many mediums and mother of two. She is a graduate of Bennington College, a twice resident of the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and regular contributor to the Central Vermont stone arts community. A member of Studio Place Arts and The Surface Design Association, her sculptures are shown in New England galleries and across the country in cemeteries nationwide. Funded by a 1999 grant from the VT Folklife Center she apprenticed with stone carver George Kurjanowicz. A recipient of public and private art commissions, Heather is an active independent artist. An innovative sculptor, she brings a unique vision to the traditional stone art trade. She resides in her lifelong stomping ground of Central Vermont.