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Carved in Stone

When Karin Sprague’s father-in-law died suddenly in 1996 she knew what she would do with the rest of her life. Karin wanted to do his stone. Her mother-in-law agreed. It took her 120 hours to create his headstone. Thus began her career as a stone carver. Karin, a small, dark-haired, 38-year-old woman from North Scituate, Rhode Island, is well on her way to success in a male-dominated field. She says she knows of only five other women, one in Texas, one in England, and three who work with her, that have broken into the field. As I pull🔒

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Anita Fritz is a journalist/reporter who works for a small paper in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Karin Sprague, a member of Smithfield (R.I.) Meeting, enjoys camping and playing with her children, and five times a year she teaches a class called “Letters Carved in Slate” in her studio.


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