What We Do
Our work is a shared effort.
Richard does the heavy lifting (literally) and builds large pieces. Cathy creates pendants, specimens, bolas, buckles.
Combining art study with rock hounding, I trained at a
rock shop with old-school lapidarists and evolved my technique. 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 meticulous 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.