Northwest Stone Sculptors Association
  • Call for Artists

    Artists whose intent is to promote sculptural artists and art forms, share knowledge and ideas, and create a cohesive community amongst sculptors. Read More
  • Grindopedia

    It all started with a post requesting rational power tool information in one place, then a name "grindopedia", and then substantial follow-up from a vibrant community with a good spirit. From "grindopedia" you can find out about: Blades and Diamonds, Glazed Diamonds, Grinders, Polishing, Air Hammers, Sanding Mandrels, Safety Check List... Read More
  • Sculpture Northwest

    Sculpture NorthWest Quarterly is the journal/newsletter of the Northwest Stone Sculptors Association, and is co-edited by Penelope Crittenden and Lane Tompkins. Its purpose is to provide a published showcase for the art of stone sculpting. Read More

Northwest Stone Sculptors Association

Workshops Available & Lower Membership Fee

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We listened to your input and have begun scheduling half to full day workshops to bring small groups of carvers together. [CLICK HERE] look them over for the details and register.   

Oct. 4, 2014 - Polishing Hard Stone

Nov. 1, 2014 - Working Wet; Dust Free Stone Carving

Fall we will have workshop at Portland Community College - check back

We are looking to also bring together people in the Eugene/Salem/Vancouver British Columbia area. 

We'll keep you informed and ask that you keep checking the "Upcoming Workshops" (under "Events and News") part of the web site.

Here are some of the workshops we have held, if you'd like to see them presented agian, drop us a note:  Sharpening Tools,  MarenakosPedestals, Photographing 3D Art, Neolithic Stone Tour Turning Your Stone into Bronze,  Carving Face and Human HeadWorking From Your Strengths To Find YOUR Way,  Professional Photography of your Artwork, Carving the Human Figure, Field Trip to Olivine/Dunite Quarry, Abstract on Orcas

 

AND to further encourage new and renewing members, the board has decided to reduce NWSSA membership to $45. If you plan on attending two or more workshops, becoming a member makes good sense. Take a look and see if

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About NWSSA

feathers and wedgesOur mission is to nurture the community of stone sculptors by developing educational opportunities, providing a support system to members, and facilitating interaction with regional, national, and international communities.To learn about becoming a member of Northwest Stone Sculptors Association (NWSSA) click here (or click on "Become a Member" to the right of your screen).

NWSSA is an association of stone sculptors that was founded in 1984 by Meg Pettibone in Seattle. Our first symposium was in 1986 in the Methow Valley east of the Cascade mountains in Washington state. We have since grown to include stone sculptors and associates throughout the western US, Canada, and other parts of the world. We are a federal tax exempt status 501c nonprofit membership organization.

Sculpture Northwest

  • July-Aug 2014
  • May-June 2014
  • Jan-Feb 2014
  • Sept Oct 2013
  • June-July 2013

July Aug 2014 Sculpture NorthwestCover

 

 

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**Members: Until the next issue is out, to view or download the July-August 2014 issue of Sculpture NorthWest, login with your memberID and then click on this link: Sculpture NorthWest

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May June 2014 Sculpture Northwest Cover

 

 

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**Members: Until the next issue is out, to view or download the May-June 2014 issue of Sculpture NorthWest, login with your memberID and then click on this link: Sculpture NorthWest

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Jan-FebSNcover 

Inside: 

  • President's Message
  • Artist Spotlight: Bill Weissinger

  • Deborah Wilson Jade Carving At Camp Brotherhood

  • Karla Matzke’s Workshop on Camano Island

  • George Pratt’s Workshop in BC

  • NWSSA’s One Day "Finding your carving style" Workshop

**Members: Until the next issue is out, to view or download the Jan/Feb 2014 issue of Sculpture NorthWest, login with your memberID and then click on this link: Sculpture NorthWest

For non-members; this issue will be available for viewing when next issue is published. Sign-up and become a member to get the lastest journal right away.

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SeptOct2013 

Inside: 

**Members: Until the next issue is out, to view or download the Sept/Oct 2013 issue of Sculpture NorthWest, login with your memberID and then click on this link: Sculpture NorthWest

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2013JulyCover 

 

Inside: 

**Members: Until the next issue is out, to view or download the June/July 2013 issue of Sculpture NorthWest, login with your memberID and then click on this link: Sculpture NorthWest

For non-members; this issue will be available for viewing when next issue is published. Sign-up and become a member to get the lastest journal right away.

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