The art of remembering is a passion for remembering life!


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Shared Memorials

The idea of one gravestone for
honoring and remembering many is a shared memorial.

Shared Memorials2We have designed and carved six at the Wellesley Congregational Church. Names hand carved on both sides of historic looking slate. In a 250 year old cemetery, where they thought no additional burial space could be found, an unused carriage path is now a Memorial path. Cremated remains are methodically buried and names hand carved into slate stones that at a glance look as if they have been in the cemetery for centuries.


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A new shared memorial, a stone table at Mount Auburn, is awaiting names to be hand carved into the top surface with the cremated remains in the earth below.

Call Karin Sprague at (401) 934-3105 to begin the process of designing a beautiful shared memorial in your cemetery.

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All life is sacred


You don’t have as much time as you think. Time flies, as you can see in this classic hand carved winged hour glass. The back of the monument is the epitaph, “All life is sacred“. This black English slate was carved in our RI studio and now rests in a NH Quaker cemetery.

Please call (401) 934-3105 so we may design your hand carved monument.

May your journey be joyful,

Karin Sprague

Bird Icon Revealed in Stone

Bird Icon Revealed in Stone

One tap at a time and the bird is revealed on the branch. Four photos showing the progression of a hand carved bird in Monson black slate by Javier Alfonzo.

Every stone tells a story.

With Gratitude,
Karin Sprague, Stone Carver

Cemeteries as Museums

I love to visit the older sections in cemeteries.The designs hand carved into monuments of a century ago inspire my own work. Recently ZI attended the Association of Gravestone Studies (AGS) (put link here please) in Danbury ,CT. Tours included Wooster Cemetery in Danbury, Sleepy Hollow in Terrytown, NY & The Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. Ivy entwined raised letters in marble stopped me dead in my tracks. Detailed texture was woven with geometric patterns and hand carved in granite, banding an entire obelisk base. This month I applaud the stone carvers of yesterday and today who keep the craft alive and well!

With Gratitude,
Karin Sprague, Stone Carver

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