Soapstone for Carving
Soapstone pieces perfect for carving, or for mineral specimens.
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Soapstone for Carving
Rough Soapstone for carving - we sell this by the piece.
Our current stock is:
- 2100 grams - approximately 195x130x70MM
- 1400 grams - approximately 170x90x70MM
- 320 grams - approximately 115x62x40MM
Soapstone has been used for carving for thousands of years, and not just as a decorative item. Vikings used it to make pots, cups, and bowls; it has been used to create a heat resistant air intake for blacksmiths forges.
Artists may be interested in these pieces to carve; some may be interested in it as mineral specimens. I have sold numerous pieces to reenactors of various time periods, too!
This Soapstone is sourced from all over the world. Some pieces are from Norway, some from the UK, some from Central Europe, some from the USA. We get what we can at the lowest prices we can find. Because of this, the composition and colours of the stone may vary from shipment to shipment.
The pictures you see here are representative of the products and are usually not the exact item you will receive. Where various grades are available we do try to photograph each grade - but some photographs are still on their way!
Frequently asked questions and delivery information
How do we grade stones?
There is no overall universal grading system for the majority of our products. As such, the grades we use are internal only. They simply refer to higher and lower qualities, but they may be entirely different grades to other websites. C grade pieces are of lower quality than B grade, which is lower than A grade.
How does our ordering and delivery process work?
You place an order via the website. When it’s been picked and packed, your order will be marked as completed and dropped off at our local post office. We have an account with the post office called a “Drop and Go” account, which allows the post office staff to process our parcels when they have free time, rather than me queuing up and delaying everyone else.
I get tracking information etc online when this has been completed. I typically do not send tracking information to customers unless they request it – but if you’ve requested tracked postage, it has been sent tracked! If you have any worries or concerns about your parcel being delayed please feel free to get in touch and I’ll send the tracking info over! We also get delivery confirmations for parcels over 25MM thick by default.
How do international orders work?
After Brexit, with the UK leaving the European Union, certain things have changed with regards to international orders. European Union customers will now likely be liable to pay the same amount of import VAT as any other international customers. You will be responsible for any customs and import fees.
I’d like to return my order for a refund.
No problem at all – just get in touch and we’ll arrange it. You can read our full returns policy here.
What payment methods do you accept?
I can accept Paypal, Stripe, cheque, and direct bank transfers. Paypal and Stripe will both allow you to pay with credit and debit cards.