Fostering CREATIVITY and IMAGINATION in participants through the sculpting of soapstone
Learning to appreciate the ELEGANCE/BEAUTY of NATURE in forms of soapstone sculptures
What will you learn?
BASIC SCULPTING TECHNIQUES when handling delicate medium such as soapstone, which is one of the softest minerals on our planet
BEING PATIENT while participants sand the surfaces of soapstone
BEING CREATIVE with the arrangement of soapstone pieces and creating an unique jewellery
What will the workshop include?
All materials and tools including: soapstone, drill and sandpaper
Final product includes: Soapstone necklace or bracelet
Who is the instructor?
Stella Yim is a full-time soapstone crafter who is currently working in her own studio. Mr. Zwahlen, Yim’s host dad during her student exchange, is the person who sparked her interest in soapstone sculpting because it was his career and also an art that is practiced by many in Switzerland. In Stella’s works, it is not hard to see crossovers of Chinese art and Western sculpting techniques as well. Her works have been exhibited in an art village at Luen Wo Market and cultural events or workshops organized by HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity in Hong Kong. Stella has also been interviewed by multiple media platforms such as ViuTV, RTHK, AppleDaily, MingPao Weekly, UMagazine, Weekend HK and etc. Right now, the artist’s products are available for purchase on sites such as Pinkoi and Creema.