I attended the Northwest Stone Sculptors Association's Oregon symposium which was held at Camp Sisters on Suttle Lake situated on the east side of the Cascade Mountain range. The location was brand new for the Assoc. this year, having had to move from the Silver Falls location of two decades. The new location is lovely, with generous and attentive staff and a carving field among tall evergreens. Suttle Lake is just steps away, with swimming, canoeing and kayaking available. I was invited to join this group of mostly Oregon stone carvers as a guest instructor. I gave an evening slide presentation, introducing myself and my work and acted as a mentor on
The Northwest Stone Sculptors Association produces an annual sculpture symposium at Camp Brotherhood near Mt. Vernon, WA, USA. This year's event has just finished, and while I was not able to attend, the above is a lovely video produced by
The Bellingham Festival of Music in WA, USA celebrates its 20th anniversary this week. To mark the occasion, the production company, Anacrusis that organizes the event commissioned me to create a gift to present to the Artistic Director, Maestro Michael Palmer.
Last year, I was contacted by a woman whose father, Mathew had passed away. He was a hobby stone carver, used his daughter’s garage as a sculpting studio and had left tools, raw stone and a few half finished carvings.