Cover image for Creating with soapstone : simple techniques, beautiful projects
Title:
Creating with soapstone : simple techniques, beautiful projects
Author:
Haberstich, Kurt.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Gestalten mit Speckstein. English
Publication Information:
Asheville, NC : Lark Books ; New York : Distributed by Sterling Pub., [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781887374132
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
NK6058 .H3313 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Soapstone may look like a difficult artistic medium, but it's easy and fun to work with, easy to find, inexpensive, and calls for the simplest tools. Learn how to make decorative, useful items, from candleholders and jewelry to coasters and bookends. "A useful book covering a somewhat unusual subject."-- Library Journal.


Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

A soft, easily carved stone that polishes beautifully, soapstone is a favorite medium of ethnic carvers, most notably the Inuit of North America. Easily obtained, it can be worked with very few special tools. Swiss sculptor Haberstich gives an overview of the worldwide uses of soapstone, with full-color photos of soapstone samples from many countries. Following general instructions for working and shaping the stone, there are step-by-step projects for jewelry, desk sets, household items, and figures. A gallery of artists' works provides additional ideas. This is a useful book covering a somewhat unusual subject. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.