What We Do
Our work is a shared effort.
Richard does the heavy lifting (literally) and grinds/polishes large pieces. Cathy designs and cuts, grinds, polishes, buffs pendants, specimens, bolas, buckles.
Definitely mind/hand/muscle coordinated!
Combining art study with rock hounding and lapidary, we also benefit from hands-on rock shop work…where we found extraordinary rough rock in vintage collections.
Over the years...
- Our geological field experience expanded
- Our aesthetic criteria for stone and found objects clarified
- Our 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.