Soapstone Sculpture & Carving

With people worldwide taking an interest in global art forms, soapstone art is popping up in homes, offices and galleries all over the world.

While many areas of Africa produce beautiful soapstone sculpture and carvings, we are particularly enamored of the work of the Kisii people.

Kisii Stone is named after the Kisii people of the Tabaka Hills of Western Kenya. For many people, these soapstone carvings are their primary source of income.

Kisii Stone occurs in a variety of beautiful colours, ranging from light cream to black and including yellows, reds, lavender and grey. The colour is dependent upon the minerals present in the stone.

Soapstone is used to create both functional items and works of art.  This gorgeous little sugar pot is one of our favourites!

Hand Painted Soapstone Sugar Pot | Soapstone Sculpture and Carving

While soapstone art traditionally features wildlife, such as elephants, rhinos and giraffes, today's artisans also create contemporary abstract figures, bookends, candleholders and other figurines.

 

Soapstone Sculpture & Carving
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Basking seals Inuit soapstone carving by Artist Pita Pirti
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Celebrating Inuit soapstone etching by Artist Bobby Ilisituk
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Gone hunting inuit soapstone etching by Artist Joanasie Kuniliusie
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Hand Carved Soapstone Animal Chess Set - 15" Board - Smolart
Hand Carved Soapstone Maasai Chess Set - 14" Board Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted 4-inch Soapstone Love Cats Sculpture in Brick - Smolart-Soapstone-Zawadee.com USA
Handcrafted 4-inch Soapstone Love Cats Sculpture in Yellow Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted 8-inch Soapstone Connected Hearts Sculpture in Black Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted 8-inch Soapstone Connected Hearts Sculpture in Red Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted Large Giraffe Soapstone Sculpture in Black - Smolart
Handcrafted Large Giraffe Soapstone Sculpture in Orange - Smolart
Handcrafted Large Giraffe Soapstone Sculpture in Red - Smolart
Handcrafted Soapstone Elephant - Zawadee-Soapstone-Zawadee.com
Handcrafted Soapstone Hippo - Zawadee-Soapstone-Zawadee.com
Handcrafted Soapstone Lion - Zawadee-Soapstone-Zawadee.com
Handcrafted Soapstone Lover's Heart Sculpture in Black Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted Soapstone Lover's Heart Sculpture in Red - Smolart
Handcrafted Soapstone Lover's Heart Sculpture in White - Smolart
Handcrafted Soapstone Rhino - Zawadee-Soapstone-Zawadee.com
Handpainted Soapstone Sugar Pot-Sugar Pot-Zawadee.com
Inuit fishing soapstone carving by Artist Moses Ainalik
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Inuit Soapstone etching by Artist Bobby Ilisituk
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Inuit working soapstone etching by Artist Bobby Ilisituk
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Kisii Soapstone Elephant | Handmade - ZAWADEE-Soapstone-Zawadee.com
Kisii Soapstone Hippo | Handmade - ZAWADEE-Soapstone-Zawadee.com
Kisii Soapstone Rhino | Handmade - ZAWADEE-Soapstone-Zawadee.com
Natural 10-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 1 Parent 2 Children - Smolart
Natural 10-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 1 Child Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural 10-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 2 Children - Smolart
Natural 10-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 3 Children - Smolart
Natural 10-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 4 Children - Smolart
Natural 8-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 1 Parent 2 Children Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural 8-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 1 Child - Smolart
Natural 8-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 2 Children Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural 8-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 4 Children - Smolart
Natural Soapstone 10-inch Lover's Embrace Sculpture Handmade and Fair Trade
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