Kerry O. Furlani is a sculptor known for her expressive slate carvings of incised and burgeoning forms. She gives life to her work using mallets and chisels, traditional methods introduced to her while training at the Frink School of Figurative Sculpture, in Stoke-on-Trent, England, in the late 90s.
Her work has been exhibited throughout Vermont, New York, and Washington DC and is in the collections of the Shelburne Museum, in Shelburne, Vt., and the Slate Valley Museum, in Granville, NY. Her slate carvings were selected for Sculpture 2010, an exhibition juried by Ryan Hill, curator at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
In the winter of 2011, Furlani received a grant from the Vermont Arts Council to return to the UK and study in Wales with John Neilson, a master letter carver.
Furlani’s slate-wood furniture collaborations with woodworker Dave Hurwitz are featured in Lark design series publications: 500 Tables and Lark Studio Series: Table. The sculptor has also worked collaboratively with dry waller Dan Snow, stone mason Peter Moore, and Jim Doble, maker of beautiful percussion instruments.