Now based in Nova Scotia, Ian apprenticed in Ontario with glass artist, Greg Robinson and also worked alongside master wood and stone carver, Anthony Powell doing restorations and reproductions in Ontario and New York.
With a background as a traditional woodcarver, he moved to British Columbia where he further developed his skills and sculpted a body of work using Vancouver Island marble in a more contemporary style.
Ian continues to do restoration work and has adapted his skills toward intricate tile setting. He continues to create autonomous stone sculptures, private commissions and decorative pieces using the natural stone of Nova Scotia.
Utilizing various types of stone from Cararra marble to quarried granite, native Nova Scotia basalt and quartzite; Ian creates pieces from an intimate to a monumental scale.
The various tactile and formal possibilities inherent in the stone inspire pieces of a broad scope, from contemporary to traditional.
Sculptures carved to grace the home, garden or memorialize a loved one – works to stand the test of time.
More images under the sculpture drop down menu, see Fine, Decor and Tributes
With meticulous attention to detail, Ian specializes in the installation of mosaic tile of all types: glass, ceramic, metal & stone.
The same care is apparent when creating custom bathrooms. From subway tile – in ceramic & porcelain, to more traditional marble and natural stone applications.
Having been trained in the disciplines of conservation and restoration, Ian revitalizes works from a bygone era.
Painstaking care is needed when repairing precious objects, from Louis XV gilded furniture to damaged Shona sculptures-returned to burnished elegance.