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I began my study of stone sculpture in 1987 as a student at the University of Vermont, graduating in 1991 with a BA in Studio Art & Music. While at the university, I had the good fortune of studying under the late sculptor, Paul Aschenbach, then head of UVM's Art Department. I grew to appreciate the importance of Vermont's quarrying history and the depth of its role in the production of some of this country's greatest monuments.

In 1997 I established a studio in Burlington, Vermont, where I work today. I've produced numerous commissioned pieces throughout the country and exhibited my work in many Vermont venues.

I've organized and participated in, two seasons of stone carving on Burlington's waterfront, in 1992 and 1993. The symposia were made possible by city and state grants and by donations from many area businesses and individuals. The sculptures produced in these symposia remain an important part of Burlington's waterfront identity.

My work has also been documented in books on stone carving:
Landscaping with Stone by Pat Sagui, and Complete Guide to Water Gardens, Ponds and Fountains, by Kathleen Fisher. 

Justin Rose