The Ready Rubbed Serpentine Co. was formed in a field adjacent to another field in about July 2002...
Serpentine has been worked on the Lizard for many a long time.... I carve and hand polish this beautiful stone that I hope complements the established Lizard turners.
Each piece is shaped by my hand my eyes my soul and sometimes my foot. Collected from hidden coves that even i can't find, taken to a secret field in the middle of nowhere and then shaped with unpredictable aplomb giving each piece a unique uniqueness all of its own uniqueness.
Serpentine Mg3 Si2 O5(OH)4. Hydrous Magnesium Silicate. Rock. Commonly named because the patterns resemble that of a snake.
It is a chemically simple but structurally very complex.
The structural relationship among the different serpentines has never been fully determined.
It is formed below 500 degrees C in the presence of water vapour, from metamorphic alteration of ultra-basic rocks containing olivines, amphiboles and Pyreneans.
The hardness of the stone is measured at 2.5 to 4.6. (Diamond being 10 )
I work as sustainably as possible and respect in every way the insects, animal life, plants and beauty of all the areas I visit, treading as lightly as possible upon the earth....