From Stone to Art

6 Jul

Tracy Mahaffey – Professional Stone Carver

Tracy Mahaffey is a professional stone carver who has been working to create new and experimental pieces in stone.  Her work is designed around the traditional craft of hand lettering and sculpture, with a touch of modern sensibility that is often highlighted with a little philosophy and humor.  Tracy is committed to keeping this amazing craft of stone carving both very alive and accessible.  Come out and watch as she will be demonstrating her craft of stone carving at Festival Fete’s The City Art Festival! You do not want to miss out on this unique experience!

The breath of Tracy’s work is gravestones and memorials, wedding celebration stones, pet memorials, inspirational inscription work, garden sculpture and benches.  Nothing is too big or small.  All of the work that you see is completely one of a kind, originally designed and carved with mallet and chisel. Tracy works in slate, limestone, marble, and even beach stones.  Stone carving classes are offered at her shop in Foster, Rhode Island.  Custom commission accepted.

Currently, Tracy is working through her addiction to barnacles.  Yes, that is right…a barnacle addiction. In order to feed this addiction, she is constantly creating these little crustaceans with her mallet and chisel in stone!  When she’s not carving barnacles, Tracy’s new adventure is in brewing beer, AKA: the “Barnacle Brewster.”  Believe it or not, yes, this is what goes on out in Foster! 

To see more work by Tracy and even a slide show on the carving process, please visit

To the aspiring artist, “Just keep going and doing!!” 

We are looking forward to our next festival, The City Art Festival on August 6, 2011!! 

And “Like” Festival Fete on Facebook! 

Check out The City Art Festival video to see who will be at the show! :]

The City Art Festival is proud to be sponsered by Webster Bank along with City of Providnce, Cardi’s Furniture, RI MonthlyWhole FoodsNatural Awakenings, Yelp and Cat Country-WCTK.


One Response to “From Stone to Art”

  1. deb terilli July 7, 2011 at 6:08 am #

    This work is amazing, I can’t wait to see it at the festival!

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