Larry Terrafranca

Larry Terrafranca
7425 Stonecrop Ct.
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
[T] 719-494-5051
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I was born in 1951 and raised in Washington D.C., a city rich in architectural carvings and art museums. When I was ten years old, I took art classes at the Corcoran Museum of Art.

The classrooms were in the basement and I remember there being a glass display case in the hallway near my room. On one of the shelves there was a small marble portrait titled “The Veiled Nun”. The young woman was beautifully carved; the veil covered her face extending past the chin. Where the veil fell from the tip of her nose to her upper lip, the marble was thin and translucent. It was such a tender and mysterious piece. At the time I had no idea of the artistry involved in creating such a beautiful object.

I have been carving for 25 years and this little masterpiece still inspires me.

In my 25 years experience carving stone I’ve done a lot: M.A. Sculpture, University of New Mexico; apprentice at Washington National Cathedral; run a sculpture studio; resident sculptor at the Broadmoor Hotel; art teacher at College of West Virginia, Pikes Peak Community College, and Bemis School of Art.

I enjoy working closely with my clients in either contemporary or classical forms.

Specialties:

  • Limestone, marble, granite.
  • Figurative sculpture in all forms.
  • Fountains, architectural carving
  • Hand lettering
  • Memorials and fireplaces.

“Beautiful sculpture, whether carved or cast, is a reflection of our spirit and enhances the lives of us all. My years of training and sculpting experience have given me an expertise that is not confined by style.”