For me, stone is magical. I love the way it feels in my hands, how the stone slowly grinds away under the pressure of my tools, revealing the beauty inside it. I love how I am entirely in the moment, and all other thoughts and concerns slip away. Time ceases and I am left with the peace and joy experienced by a creative soul living its purpose.
I first began carving in 2009 under the guidance of Allan Waidman. He was a wonderful teacher, willing to share his knowledge and skills with those interested in stone carving. I will forever be indebited to him as he has given me a gift that can never be repaid.
From 2009 to 2016, I carved mainly as a hobby, challenging myself to try different forms and different types of stone. You can explore some of the things I have carved by checking out My Work. In 2017, I began selling my work locally through various art walks and galleries.
Today I get the privilege and pleasure of working and selling with two very talented stone artists, Shauna Vollmer and Barry Kostiuk. I feel in my heart that I am meant to be on this journey with them. They are a constant source of support and inspiration. I am grateful to have these two awesome people as my carving partners, and as dear friends. Together, we form the Stone Shaper Studios, selling art locally. You can find information about what we are doing on my Events page.