About

Igor The First

For me the ability to change a lump of stone into a specific shape and form is very satisfying. It’s a control thing, I enjoy the fact that I can shape the rock to my will and produce a pleaseing three dimensional form where none existed before.

My first piece was a small, Haida myth inspired soapstone carving affectionally named Igor, who has a permanent place in our living room. He took me a year to complete, working with a wood carving knife. I finished him just in time to go back to Bancroft, Ontario to buy another piece of soapstone for my next project, which also took a year to finish. Since then, my output has increased and I am now able to work with bigger, heavier materials such as marble and granite, using air tools and diamond blades or what ever suits the medium.

Biography 

Born: English.

Early Years: Ajax, Ontario.

Old Enough To Drink Years: Waterloo, Ontario.

University Studies: Nuclear physics, quantum mechanics, optics, chemistry (yeah!, really).

College Education: Prepress, psychology, media design, web creation.

Self Taught: Photography, computer graphics, motorcycle mechanics, audio recording, project management, stone carving.

Financially Rewarding Careers: 

Photojournalist, writer, editor, manager, publisher, mentor, instructor.

Non Remunerating Careers: Blues musician, aluminum siding installer.

Hobbies: Comic book collecting, camera paraphenalia, music.

Musical Instruments I Don’t Play Very Well: Blues harmonica, folk banjo, ukelele.

Languages In Which I Can Find The Washroom: Russian, American Sign Language. 

Loves Of My Life: Less than a handful, but only the last one counts.

Specialty: Knowing a little bit about everything.

Community Volunteer Chairman:-Arts and Visual Enhancement Committe of Council – Uxbridge, Ontario. (AVEC)

President:- Uxbridge Arts Association, (UAA) 

Director:-Uxbridge Celebration Of The Arts, 

Member:- PineRidge Arts Council, (PRAC)

Member: – Ontario Society of Artists, (OSA) 

Founding member:-Writers Community of Durham Region (WCDR),

Founding member:- Durham Region Music Society (DRMS)

Founding member:- Macintosh Users East (Mause)

On Exhibit 2020



Uxbridge Studio Tour- Sept 19 & 20th, 2020

Watch Stuart’s Introductory Video For The Uxbridge Studio Tour


On Exhibit 2019

Art In The Park – Aug. 17 & 18

Uxbridge Studio Tour- Sept.14 & 15

Uxbridge Juried Art Show Sept 17, 2019

Awards 2018

Uxbridge Juried Arts Show Sept, 2018

1st place- sculpture award for “Window Box”

OSA Members Art Exhibit October, 2018

2nd place- Photo award for “Survivors”

Awards 2017

Georgina Arts Centre, Juried Exhibition Jan, 2017

1st place- sculpture award for “Presence”

Oshawa Arts Association, Juried Exhibit at Robert Mclaughlin Gallery, April ,2017

1st place- Three Dimensional award for “We”

Stone Devil Studio is open by appointment only.

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