Carving I – Soapstone Carving - Sandy Cline
This course will provide a general introduction to the carving of soapstone. You will develop a working knowledge of the material, the tools, safe handling issues, and the methods used to complete a carving. Beginning with a study of the properties of the stone, you will produce a simple piece and progress to making a sculpture of your choice. The development of your personal style is encouraged. The instructor will provide all necessary tools. The stone for the first project, a “swimming Loon”, is included in the lab fee. Thereafter, stone cost for this course will depend on the size of the project or projects chosen. Stone will cost $3 per pound. An average carving will generally use 10 pounds of stone. You should bring towels or bubble wrap to carry home your finished carvings.