Soapstone Soap Dish
Ian Coffin Sculpting
Hand cut and sculpted soapstone soap dishes formed from a block of Brazilian soapstone. Each dish is wet sanded and then polished with beeswax to create a warm sheen. Once used with soap, the oils from the soap will keep the surface looking freshly polished.
About the Artisan
Ian Coffin is a Windsor, Ontario artist who works in wood and soapstone. He creates both realistic and abstract works Ian enjoys the craft of producing wooden art objects out of reclaimed materials. He has completed many pieces in using wood from telephone poles. Ian has been working in soapstone for less than two years. Sculpting in soapstone uses the same artistic muscles as wood work but has a much more sensual look and feel. Ian enjoys working in both soapstone and wood both satisfy his need to create using his hands.