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Artist Statement

Our work is a shared effort.  

Richard does the heavy lifting (literally) and builds large pieces. Cathy creates pendants, specimens, bolas, buckles, mountainscapes.  

Combining art study with rock hounding, Cathy trained at a rock shop with old-school lapidarists. 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 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.

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