Thinking of the people who have come before us, the skill and craftsmanship of the person who created these hand carved one of a kind gravestones, the love of the person who commissioned the headstone, all these things I thought about as I explored these places.Kelly found a way to make a master impression of the stone without damaging it. She then recreates the images in clay and fires them in a kiln. The results are beautifully haunting. Her shop is called Grey Squirrel Studio.
|17th Century Tombstone Impression|
|1800's Tombstone Impression|
|1800's Headstone Impression|
|Primitive Tombstone Dish|
|Gravestone Willow and Urn Impression|
Kelly also uses tiny impressions to make jewelry.
All of the Grey Squirrel Studio items are very reasonable priced. These are pieces to look at and contemplate- about the people that were buried beneath them, about our loved ones who have died, and about our own death. Memento Mori.