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Nicholas Santoro

It was just about 40 years ago when I first carved a chunk of Indiana limestone at Corcoran Art School in DC. After a few athletic swings with my stone hammer the point chisel sent chips flying and I had found a calling. My nostrils inhaled the oily smell of the tiny fossils timelessly bound up in the limestone chips. Over the course of my career I was able to transform these rudimentary physical experiences by shaping stones into tactile, poetic, organic, metaphorical, sensuous, and occasionally indigenous carvings.

During the two Open Studio weekends my carvings will be on display. I'll demonstrate how to use stone carving hand tools. There will an opportunity to try the tools on different kinds of stone. Should one feel compelled to learn how to carve, I can provide private instruction or group lessons.

Stone Carving, Teaches Carving

Nicholas Santoro
132 Maple St
Rutland VT 05701
(802) 786-8099

Teaches: Children, Adults

Teaching Formats: Workshops, Classes, Private Lessons

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