Sculptor, Ian Startup

Ian StartupSculptor, Ian Startup has a slightly different association with The Cedar Centre. He does not have a studio there but some of his many works are prominently displayed throughout The Centre. Ian was born in Toronto, Ontario but has lived on the South Shore of Nova Scotia for over 40 years. Although trained in Civil Engineering, he made a living making jewelry until 1980 when he began renovating houses and building new Energy Efficient homes. In 1992 he began sculpting in stone.
Ian’s studio is in Beach Meadows Queen County, NS but many of his sculptures have been made or started in other countries. He likes to go where there is lots of marble, rent studio space and settle down to sculpt. He has worked this way in Holland, Spain, Italy, Greece, Nunavut and most recently in Vietnam.

Startup-Sculpture-094He continues to work in the energy efficient home field with Natural Resources Canada and his most recent project can be viewed at You can also view his studio by appointment.