Deborah Spear

Deborah is a stone carver from Thunder Bay, Ontario. She has won multiple awards in the Prairie Carvers juried competition. Using only hand tools to complete each carving, Deborah enjoys discovering the colors contained in the stone during the final polishing process. Deborah uses a direct carving approach so the shape and size of the stone will determine what type of carving it will be. Inspiration comes from living on the North shore of Lake Superior and some of her favorite carvings include bears, owls, otters, beavers, and turtles.