Artist of the Day

We'd like to introduce an artist whose work was selected as one of the best in America in the category Miscellaneous in the 2017 Directory of Traditional American Crafts:

J. David Gillespie has been carving slate gravestones since 2002. Learning the craft from a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission in Rhode Island and later in his native South Carolina from accomplished artists, he feels very blessed by the Lord to be carving the slate stones by hand. He uses only chisels and mallet, true to the 18th century approach. [Read More]

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