‘Manor Water Stones I and II’. Hand made from stones collected from the Manor Water at Kirkton Manor, Peeblesshire.
Part of ‘A Sense of Place’ exhibition showing in the Tweeddale Museum and Gallery, Peebles from 5th August to 2nd September 2017.
It makes a change working with softer stone and soapstone is a delight to carve!
This was a commission piece- hand carved and hand polished from a block of American soapstone.
If you would like me to make a soapstone pendant for you (or serpentine, or any other sea-stone!), message me or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I love beachcombing 🙂 I have found some amazing things over the years, but usually come back with bags full of stones and sea-glass.
The stones I use to make these are collected either from a beach in North Cornwall or from one in East Lothian.
These are completely natural- no polishing or tumbling (I let the sea do the tumbling for me!)
The stones are all hand-drilled using a diamond tipped corer. Some of these take up to 20 minutes to drill! However, I also collect Hag-Stones (also known as Witches Stones, Serpents Eggs, Adder Stones etc). These are believed to have magical powers such as protection against spells, evil eye, or to be able to see faeries and other magickal beings if you look through the hole. Here’s one (for sale) which I found on an East Lothian beach;
If you would like to buy one, PM me here or email email@example.com.