Thursday, May 1, 2014

May's Featured Artist: Tom Reid

Tom Reid carving stone
Tom Reid demonstrates stone carving

The middle of a rock is often different from what we see and finding the true colour inspires me. I began carving after seeing the many varieties of carving stone featured at the annual B.C. Gem & Mineral Show in 1974. 

Tom Reid's carving demo
Polishing a chrysocolla frog

My carvings mostly reflect birds, fish and wild animals carved from soapstone, alabaster, jade, etc. I participate in a jade carving symposium and several 'stone sculpture' seminars and have been demonstrating soapstone and jade carving at the B.C. Gem and Mineral show for the past 20 years.

Click here to view in browser and to see a slide show of Tom's work.

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