Soapstone carving

it's cooler under there

it’s cooler under there

Some time ago, I bought two chunks of soapstone from an art supply store.  The smallest they had were 1.5 lb pieces so that’s what I bought.  They have been sitting in a cupboard waiting for the weather to get warmer so that the boys could create as much dust as they wanted – outside.  It was too hot in the sun so I suggested they sit under the trampoline.  Here’s what happened…

the first sculpture

the first sculpture

shaping with the file

shaping with the file

another view

another view

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