SLATE HARVEST is a program dedicated to preserving and documenting
the history of our country through Historical buildings and Barns.
Each piece of slate is very unique & special. The slate I use has been Reclaimed from
Historical buildings and barns throughout the heartland and was used as Architectural
Shingles . Every piece that leaves my studio has a history of its own, and a journey that it
has taken. Once I receive it, I sculpt it and mold it into a new form for someone who now will
use it to enhance their life and create a new history with their family.
Your slate piece was used as roofing
shingles for this Summer Kitchen,
built in the late 1800's.This kitchen
was the site of canning, drying,
smoking, pickling, butchering,
summer cooking along with laundry
and soap making.  Early pioneers
produced almost all of their own
food, consequently, much time was
spent in preservation of food for
winter months.