Soapstone Kits
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Soapstone Kits

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Soapstone Carving Kits

Everything you need to complete the kit is included! Each kit contains 1 soapstone animal, 3 stages of sandpaper, 1 tube of finishing oil, and instructions. The Medium and Large kits contain a rasp (no rasp in small kit).

Small 2D kits are all rated Easy

Great for Ages 5+ Contents: 1 soapstone animal, 3 stages of sandpaper, 1 tube of finishing oil, and instructions. 

Medium 3D kits have individual difficulty ratings

(Easy, Medium & Hard) Great for Ages 8+

Contents: 1 soapstone animal, 1 rasp, 3 stages of sandpaper, 1 tube of finishing oil, and instructions.

Large 3D kits have individual difficulty ratings.

(Easy, Medium & Hard) Great for Ages 12 to 99

Contents: 1 soapstone animal, 1 rasp, 3 stages of sandpaper, 1 tube of finishing oil, and instructions.

 

Because soapstone is easy to carve, it is a very popular stone for beginner carvers. It can even be scratched with your fingernail! Pretty much any tool can be used to carve soapstone, including sandpaper, files, rasps, chisels, gravers and power tools.  After the carving and sanding is complete, we use Tung Oil to polish the finished sculpture. Stone colors vary and will come out during final polishing.

Soapstone has been a carving medium for thousands of years, historically used by the Inuit, First Nations, Vikings, and many other cultures in places such as Africa, the Middle East, Asia and South America. In Brazil— especially in Minas Gerais— due to the abundance of soapstone mines in that Brazilian state, local artisans still craft objects from that material, including pots and pans, wine glasses, statues, jewel boxes, coasters, vases, etc.

Also known as steatite or soaprock, soapstone is a metamorphic rock, a talc-schist. It is largely composed of the mineral talc and is thus rich in magnesium. It is produced by dynamothermal metamorphism and metasomatism, which occurs in the areas where tectonic plates are subducted, changing rocks by heat and pressure, with influx of fluids, but without melting. Soapstone can absorb, store and evenly radiate heat due to its high density and magnesite content.

Our soapstone is Certified Asbestos Free!

What is Soapstone?

Soft, No Grain, Easy to Carve.  Colour tendency: Dark Green to Light Brown & Mixes
Did You Know? 

Soapstone can be used to create molds for casting objects from soft metals,

such as pewter or silver. The soft stone is easily carved and is not degraded by heating. The slick surface of soapstone allows the finished object to be easily removed.

Soapstone has been used for many years by seamstresses, carpenters, and other craftsmen as a marking tool because its marks are visible and not permanent.

It has also been used as a component in baby powders and antacids.

Soapstones can be put in a freezer and later used in place of ice cubes to chill beverages without diluting them.

Soapstone Color Range

Brazilian soapstone has the greatest color range in the world. When it is in its raw from, it looks a dusty grey white color. The color then comes out after the carving is shaped and sanded, once oil or wax is applied to the surface. This is the best part of the experience of soapstone carving! Due to that, we cannot pick you out an exact color. It is a total surprise once you are done carving.

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