From the first moment she was introduced to stone carving fifteen years ago, she felt a connection to, and passion for stone. Kathi began her carving education at a Soapstone Carving workshop, followed by Alabaster carving courses at the Art Academy of Vancouver and now continues her education at various stone carving symposia including the West Coast Stone Sculpture Association (WCSA) symposium in Cowichan Lake and the North West Stone Sculptors’ Association (NWSSA) symposium in Mount Vernon, Washington.
Kathi loves the vast spectrum of mineral content found in stones, that produces a variety of colours, bringing life to her work. The texture and tactile aspects of the medium guide her in letting the finished sculpture, be it animal or human (or neither), emerge from the stone, appearing in motion.
Kathi’s sculptures can be found in BC at Jenkins Showler Gallery in White Rock, Avenue Gallery in Oak Bay, Victoria and Gallery 421 in Kelowna. She is also represented in Calgary by Gainsborough Galleries and in Ontario by Towne Square Gallery in Oakville. In addition to gallery representation, she has done work for numerous corporate and private collectors. She also teaches Soapstone carving at local schools and community centres, always eager to m a new generation of stone carvers. She is currently president of the West Coast Sculpture Association. Kathi was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and studied French at McMaster University. After mastering four languages, she is happiest letting the stone speak to her to do her most creative work!