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“Convincing a stone to be something else is no small task; it’s heavy, it’s dusty, it’s dirty and it’s my labor of love”, says stone sculptor Julie Glaspy from Quadra Island. Chosen to represent Canada at the 2020 International symposium in Nepal, Julie talks to CKTZ about her journey in shaping stone to be something else: a granite heart two feet tall, or a small rose quatrz necklace, or her beautiful bowls. “Often, art is about finding beauty in places where it is not always commonly seen; to me art is about making something out of nothing, which is one of my main attractions to working with stone.”
Julie Glaspy was born in Saint John, New Brunswick. Graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2002. Julie has been exploring stone in its many forms and functions for over ten years. She has worked as a stonemason and has created intricate pieces of jewelry. Julie has embraced both ends of the rock carving spectrum from intricacy to monumental impact.