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Local artist Russell Riggle works with stone to make beautiful items


Last updated 12/10/2017 at Noon

Knapper artist Russell Riggle creates artistic pieces from stone. Diane Sieker photo

When you think of “art,” what comes to mind? Paintings in watercolor, oils and acrylics? Sculpture of carved stone or wood? Metal or recycled items turned into statuary?

Clear any thoughts of what art should be in the common world and discover what knapper Russell Riggle creates in his spare time.

Points, knives, arrowheads, spear heads and scrapers are all lovingly and skillfully “knapped” or shaped by striking stone with other tools so as to make a useful and beautiful item.

linkKnapping is the ancient skill of the shaping of flint, chert, obsidian or othe...

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