Rocking and rolling!
Renting space in the old Hutchins and Perrault shed located in East Barre, VT I have been busy crafting memorials and making my own sculptures. The work has been steady; cutting stone and creating art for a network of local small family run manufacturers and large corporations alike.
2018 has been an exciting year for making sculpture and staying busy! Representing the VT. Folklife Center and their amazing apprenticeship program I participated in the Champlain Maker Faire Sept. 22. It was a really fun day at Shelburne Farms talking to people about stone carving, Vermont’s traditional arts and how to apply for the apprenticeship grant that led me on a direct path to my career as a memorial sculptor.
I currently have two new pieces on display at Studio Place Arts in Barre as part of the annual Stone Show “Rock Solid XVIII”. This year I crafted a pair of my work boots in Barre granite and real fiber laces that tie up. Also on display I hand carved a fish in soapstone and polished it to showcase the stones stunning mineral makeup . This exhibit runs now through Nov. 3, 2018. If you are in the Central VT region be sure to check it out!
This fall I again join forces with the empowering organization Vermont Works For Women. I will be participating in their Action Expo at the Women Can Do! Conference at Vermont Technical College. This annual event promotes STEM and Trades careers and gives over 400 high school age girls the opportunity to experience hands on trade work in a variety of professions. This event is set for Thursday October 11, 2018!
I am extremely excited to share that the four person show I participated in at The Castleton Downtown Gallery Rutland, VT "Revival: Stone and Steel" is reviewed in the March 2018 issue of Sculpture Magazine. Please take a look at the link on my Press Page!