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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