Because of its unique geological characteristics such as heat retention and ease of carving and polishing, soapstone has been used by people throughout the world to produce many different items of utility and beauty. Learn about the geology and the history of human use of this mineral. Examine samples of different types of soapstone from local quarries and around the world, as well as both ancient and modern soapstone cooking vessels and art objects. Then, using traditional implements, make a carving of your own design to take home!
Two sessions: 10 am to 12 noon or 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Museum of Natural History, UConn Storrs (map will be mailed to participants)
Advance registration required: $25 ($20 for Museum members) Includes materials
Adults and children ages 10 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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