I have obtained a slab of some amazing honey onyx stone for my bronze casting bases. I have also obtained a few cuttings of translucent onyx.
Onyx is considered a semi-precious gemstone. It can be carved and polished and used in jewellery. To have a slab of beautiful honey coloured onyx is very special.
Not only that, I have also received some incredibly beautiful quartz agate and some interesting black quartz granite. The quartz agate is also considered a semi-precious gemstone.
Lastly, I purchased a few small pieces at a local rock show last week. I expect to use these in my work as appropriate.
I think my stonework can add value to my sculptures and I am quite looking forward to working with this material.