HAGGARD, distinguished stone sculptor, began sculpting as a teen, making
art and traveling extensively in Europe and Mexico with her family, and
later in Egypt and China. It was during these travels that she
became fascinated with archeology and how stone was used in antiquity
and architecture. Carolann was determined that one day she would
return to her favorite place, Tuscany, Italy, to create her stone
dream came true when her successful sculpture career in Chicago allowed
her to live in Tuscany and work in the famous stone studios near
Italy's marble mountains. During one of her trips back to Chicago,
Carolann founded the famous SCULPTURE CHICAGO Program and served as
Executive Director when she was in the USA.
in Europe, Carolann was drawn to the antique markets of ancient cities,
such as Lucca, Carrara, Florence, and Lyon, where she collected unusual
objects to incorporate in her one-of-a-kind "assemblage" or
found object sculptures. After her daughter was born in Tuscany,
Carolann returned to the USA to help coordinate the Save Outdoor
Sculpture Project for the State of Tennessee for the Smithsonian
Institute before returning to her Dallas studios.
twenty-five years of carving and traveling have passed, and Carolann now
has two stone studios in Dallas, one near the antique shops of the
Dallas Designer District, and one in Pietrasanta, Tuscany. You are
welcome to contact her with stone questions, a commission idea and
order, or to sign up for a stone-carving class at her studio.
Carolann Haggard in her Tuscan Studio with the Angel that was commissioned in 2014 for a private cemetary on a Texas ranch..
Detail of High Relief for a Roman Catholic Cathedral in Shreveport, LA, by
Carolann Haggard. Installed in 2014.