Allan Waidman is a self taught stone artist who has been carving stone for the past two decades. His works are represented by some of the most prestigious galleries in Western Canada and have been collected by people from all over the world.
Allan has shared his talents teaching hundreds of people over the years, involved with art therapy for many years in the Art in Medicine program at the Cross Cancer Institute as well as working with soldiers experiencing PTSD, both in the Edmonton area. He continues to find innovative ways to work with the stone and also does sculpture repairs. From the very beginning he looked at ways to use the discarded stone and waste pieces left over in the carving process, first he made miniature carvings but this was not the solution so he pressed on. He got an idea how to utilize the tremendous amount of material and spent three years to perfect the process now known as cast soapstone. Cast soapstone is simply soapstone and a binding agent. This mix is then cast from molds made of his original designs, the pieces are painted, then coated in resin. The results are unique sculptures unparalleled in beauty, color and durability. Allan continues to perfect his work and create new pieces working from his home.