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Gerard Motondi

Sculptor in Kisii

Stone Sculptor

PRESENTED ON FEB 20, 2015
IN NAIROBI @ VOL 5

Gerard Motondi walks us through his art. He was born and brought up in Kisii southwestern Kenya. He learnt stone carving from his grandparents through apprecentship program.
Holds a masters degree in sculpture specializing in public sculpture. He has represented Kenya in international sculpture symposium in China, Dubai, South Korea, India, Turkey, USA, Canada, Russia, Spain and Israel. His works are foung in public display and private collections in those countries.

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A New Stove for Kenya

BY MÃ…RTEN CLAESSON AND OLA RUNE
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Mårten Claesson and Ola Rune, product designers, discover that people in most parts of Africa spend a significant amount of their time collecting wood for use in their three stone fire pits. Marten and Ola then worked with their team in Stockholm to design a new stove that uses less wood and produces less smoke. Now the kids in Kenya can spend their time in school instead of out collecting firewood.

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Storytelling through Sculpture

BY JUDY BONZI
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 13, 2013

Judy Bonzi shares her artistic process of creating sculptures around themes of the human condition, nature, and relationships. She uses diverse techniques like bronze-working and stone-carving to create memorable pieces, with an emphasis on shadows, movement, and naturalism. 

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Icy Explorations

BY JOE AUTRY
@ VOL 11 ON APR 30, 2013

Sculpture artist Joe Autry enjoys sculpting and carving with many materials, finding peace in the repetetive patterns he creates. He has traveled to Russia several times to participate in ice carving and further develop his skills. 

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Spirit in Stone

BY JOHN OSMOND
@ VOL 4 ON APR 22, 2015

John Osmond displays his incredible stone creations that worship the gods of Mexico whilst living and breathing their culture for decades. It is difficult to comprehend that one man designed and built these sculptures in one lifetime whilst embracing another culture.

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Made of Stone

BY LUCY CHURCHILL
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 17, 2015

Lucy Churchill describes how people’s needs are met in her stonecarvings. She takes the audience through how she became a stone carver and what goes into creating each unique sculpture. 

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Fragment of Time and the Hands of the Makers

BY PIERRE BIDAUD
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2016

Listen as Pierre Bidaud guides us on a walk through time with rock and stone. Let the the hands of stonemason be your guide.

 

 

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Stone Sculpture as Educational Public Art

BY GERARD MOTONDI
IN NAIROBI

As a young man growing up in Tabaka village of Kisii County, Gerald Motondi never envisaged that the common soapstone would carve his niche in the world of art. Motondi is actively participating teaching and sharing his love for stone curving and soap stone.

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Some of My Favorite Things: Book Artists and Their Work

BY MARYANN RIKER
@ VOL 4 ON APR 15, 2016

Maryann Riker introduces us to the work of "Book Artists" who create sculptures from books through carving, collage and other techniques.

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Stone Hearth Bakery

BY JOHN HARTLING
@ VOL 20 ON JUN 17, 2016

Over the past 20 years John Hartling has worked with community service groups in many roles.  Focusing primary on working with people living in poverty he has developed and managed programs assisting youth & adults with achieving their educational and employment goals. Currently, John works at MetroWorks as the Manager of Programming and Business Development. One of his responsibilities includes providing leadership and support to the staff and participants at Stone Hearth Bakery, which has been a social enterprise in Halifax since 1982!!