Hand carved and hand polished light green soapstone small size sculpture of a frog. One solid piece of metamorphic stone no cracks or chips, signed dated by sagastone
Soapstone is a relatively soft stone 2-3 on the Moh scale. Fine grained and the slippery feel by touch give the name to the stone. It occurs all over the world, where volcanic activities were present millions of years ago. The color varies by location where it prospected. This frog figurine is a light green specimen, with lighter green and whitish veins. The small size sculpture was carved with hand tools and polished with standard water base sandpapers up to 2000 grit. The final polish and sealing the stone we buffed it with natural non toxic bee wax. Soapstone rapidly picks up the room temperature, and attracts tiny dust particles. To keep the stone shiny and looking new, use a few drop of olive oil and a soft cloth buff every other months.
6.5" x 4.25" x 3.5"
17 x 11 x 8.5 cm.