Black Hand Polished Stone Bowl
Sculpture: Hand Polished Stone
Steven lives and works in West Dunbartonshire, where he shares his lapidary workshop with jeweller, Marley McKinnie. In recent years their work has began to merge as they have inspired each other's approach, leading to a collection of collaborative designs.
Steven's passion for stone polishing was sparked on Arran, while beachcombing with his young children. He left the island inspired, and began researching rocks and studying the art of lapidary. He went on to create his own stone cutting equipment and built a bespoke stone polishing workshop.
His distinctive bowls, quaichs and stones are all lovingly hand crafted in Scotland. Hand cut from rock and meticulously hewn to form the hemisphere, each stone is smoothed, through nine stages of polishing, to achieve the exquisite sheen of the final piece.
Unique to Scotland, the quaich is a two handled drinking cup often known as the cup of kindness, as referenced in 'Auld Lang Syne'.