Work in Progress Soapstone Heart
The ‘Work in Progress’ hearts are made of kisii soapstone by a cooperative on the south-western side of Kenya. Their workshop is partly outdoors overlooking the beautiful green hills. The pieces are made in stages. After mining and hauling the stone to the workshop, the carvers saw the stone into smaller pieces. They hack the rock into the shape of the piece it is to become using machetes! Then they chisel more definition into the pieces using chisels and other simple hand tools.