Polyphant soapstone hails from Cornwall, it looks like granite but carves like wood. Coloured grey, green, blue and mottled with spots, the stone is heavy, heat absorbing and relatively easy to work with. Using different techniques and tools the surface can be textured or polished. Learn to carve this beautiful stone taking inspiration from its historical importance in art and culture.
Paula Haughney,sculptor, stone-carver, maker and teacher studied at Portsmouth Polytechnic and Eastern Illinois university obtaining a BA and MA in Fine Art Sculpture. Stone carving came later, once found, she realised this was her chosen medium. Now having over 30 years experience and many monumental sculptures completed she has taught at all levels, exhibits regularly and is included in public collections worldwide.