I am a self taught antler carver who will use wood and stone as my carving medium when I need to step away from antler carving for a change.
I attended stone sculpting workshops at Zim Art (www.zimart.ca) in Bailiboro, Ontario to learn from stone sculpting artists from Zimbabwe, Africa. I learned from them how to 'see what was in the stone', what tools (hand tools only) to use and how to bring that vision to life from a piece of rough stone.
Being a confirmed power tool carver (necessary for antlers) it is nice to set them aside and use just hand tools. Although taught by the Zimbabwe sculptors, my greatest influence with stone carving still remains with our Inuit artists.
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Walleye in Shadow Box
Large Moose Antler
Grizzly bear and salmon
Stone Polar Bears
9", also do in 4" & 6"
6", mounted on soapstone
African serpentine stone, 32 lbs