From the American West and Beyond
Our work is a shared effort.
Richard does the heavy lifting (literally) and builds large pieces. Cathy (me) creates pendants, specimens, bolas, buckles, mountainscapes.
Combining art study with rock hounding, I trained at a rock shop with old-school lapidarists and my technique evolved. Pieces are slabbed on a 36” saw, cut on a smaller saw, then ground, polished, buffed on a six diamond-wheel lapidary. The convergence of great rock, a personal design sense, and sound execution produces some very special, sometimes surprising, pieces.
Over the years our...
- geological field experience expanded
- aesthetic criteria for stone and found objects clarified
- lapidary expertise matured
Our best day is hunting rocks in the hot, high desert; bringing them home to saw and lapidary; revealing remarkable images in the stone; and realizing that vision in polished treasures.
Sweat, discovery, and beauty that can be shared - it doesn't get better for us.