Carve Your Monogram: A Slate Carving Workshop with Kerry O. Furlani
Saturday, July 26, 2014
10am-2pm - $40 member fee, $45 nonmember fee; plus $15 materials
Mark the entrance to your bedroom with a handmade stone monogram made by you! Try out ancient hand carving techniques using chisels and mallets and learn how to design a playful lettering monogram. First, you’ll sketch your letters on paper and then translate it to a slate tile. It takes concentration, energy, and it’s fun!
Kids ages 10-15 are welcomed to participate in this introductory slate carving workshop led by sculptor Kerry O' Furlani. Please bring your own safety glasses. Bring your own lunch.
Pre-registration required. Registration form can be downloaded via the button below or you can contact the museum at 518-642-1417 for more information or to register.
About the Artist
Kerry O. Furlani is known for her expressive slate carvings of incised lines and burgeoning forms. The sculptor has been working with slate since her discovery of the material in Vermont, where she has resided since 2001. She gives life to her work using mallets and chisels, a traditional method introduced to her while training at the Frink School of Figurative Sculpture, in Stoke-on-Trent, England, in the late 90’s. In the winter of 2011, with support from the Vermont Arts Council, Furlani traveled to Wales to study with John Neilson, a master letter carver.
Furlani’s work has been exhibited in the East Coast and is currently in the collections of the Shelburne Museum, in Shelburne, Vt., and the Slate Valley Museum, in Granville, NY. For the past decade, the sculptor has been teaching slate carving workshops and offering public carving demonstrations at schools and in community events in and around Vermont. Preservation and promotion of hand carving skills and hand lettering design is fundamental to her practice.
Learn more about Kerry O. Furlani on her website.