Soapstone Art

The soapstone is a metamorphic rock that consists of the mineral talc. It is one of the softest known minerals, making it easy to carve. While it can be found all over the world, Kenyan soapstone is considered unique and naturally comes in all different colors. White and pink colored soapstone is softer and easier to work with, while black soapstone is the hardest.
The soapstone is used to create both functional items and works of art. It’s used to carve:
• Vases
• Trays and plates
• Bowls and pots
• Decorative sculptures

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