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Set in stone

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heatherlawsontwo_verticalAcclaimed stone carver Heather Lawson carves amazing original stone sculptures, restores historic graveyards, and makes art at her home studio in Bass River, N.S.

Lawson finds inspiration in ancient ruins and in nature. Her work reveals a sense of design and technique that’s been perfected over decades of practice.

Sourcing much of the stone for her dramatic works from local quarries, she prefers working in natural stone, often Wallace sandstone—a local material that’s one of the most durable sandstones in the world.

She found the Wallace sandstone for the piece pictured here at the Wallace quarry and hand-carved it into an intricate spiral sculpture that’s ideal for a garden.

Lawson is featured in Life’s Work: Six Conversations with Makers, a new series of short films profiling master artisans in Nova Scotia. Visit to watch the films. Check out more work by Heather Lawson on her website


Heather’s work at a Nova Scotia Designer Craft Council exhibition.

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