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Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Hamilton, Harrison, Fairfield, Loveland, Oxford, Lebanon, Goshen, Batavia, Springfield, Xenia, Bexley, Blanchester, Hillsboro, Wilmington, Georgetown, Chillicothe, etc.
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(Musings of a Stone Designer)
Wednesday, November 23 2011
Creative people seem to be drawn to soapstone like "urbanites" to cappuccino. Our company has been found by many a “hip” shops—some quirky, some sophisticated, some avaunt-guard—but all fantastic!
Come along on a virtual tour of interesting people and places we have stumbled upon through our work with natural stone...
The Eggshell Bistro, in Carmel Indiana, will be having its grand opening very soon.
Larry, the owner and an artist himself, found us through his interest in soapstone. We fabricated several pieces for his home and then went on to fabricate the marble table tops and bar top for the antique bases in his restaurant. Larry’s place will absolutely delight your senses. It is filled with antiques from France as well as artwork by local talent. It was an honor that he counted us among the craftsmen who helped make his vision for his “retro-industrial” styled restaurant a reality. Please visit his bistro, taste the scrumptious food and coffee, enjoy the trans-formative atmosphere (and check out those fine marble table tops!)
Eggshell Bistro is located in Carmel, Indiana
Visit the Eggshell Bistro on line at www.eggshellbistro.com
Another charming gem, the Kessing Haus Cafe, is located in historic Oldenburg, Indiana. It was established by one of the most talented and interesting families I’ve met. Our small contribution to this quaint shop was the stone for the fanciful etched granite sign and the granite topped pastry table used to produce the most amazing treats.
At the Kessing Haus Café, sisters and brothers work together to bake the healthful bread and pastries featured at their idyllic café. The Kessing Haus offers scones, muffins, cookies, wood-fired artisan breads, handmade bagels, handmade lacto-fermented sauerkraut, kombucha, and many Italian-inspired coffee drinks. All of their coffee is organic & fair-trade and most is roasted less than an hour away, in Cincinnati, Ohio. They also sell many other local products such as milk, yogurt, raw honey, & preserves.
Read their story at www.kessinghauscafe.com and if you are ever in their neighborhood, be sure to stop in.
Covington Clay is a pottery studio located in Covington, Ky within walking distance of downtown Cincinnati. Rick, the owner and master potter, lives above the studio in a loft decorated with fanciful and exquisite eclectic items. We were called upon to add a custom soapstone piece to the unique mix of natural materials that Rick has artfully merged to create his home.
The pottery shop below his apartment showcases vases, sculptures, and tiles (among other things) that have been created by students. Visit www.covingtonclay.com for information about their gift shop, or to register for pottery classes.
Not far from our own studio is the home place of Weberdings’ Carving Shop. We have been aware of Weberdings' outstanding artistry for years, but until recently, have not had much interaction with them. In the last few years, however, we have had the opportunity to work with the fine woodworkers at Weberdings' Carving Shop, to create one-of-a-kind products. It has been our businesses that brought us together.
Weberdings is known all over the world for their amazing craftsmanship. They have produced wood carvings and furniture for professional athletes as well as well-known clients such as Presidents Ford and Bush, and Mrs. Ronald Reagan! Their works of art can be found in synagogues and churches across the globe!
Take a look at some of their more recent creations to which we were able to contribute a small part.
Homeowners and entrepreneurs alike have turned to us to help them realize their unique visions. We've aided in the design and fabrication of unique gems from Dayton Ohio to Vevay Indiana to Louis Kentucky, including stoves, grill tops, fireplace mantles, tables, bars, planters, signs, columns—all made from stone. It has given us much satisfaction to leave behind a trail of our craft at the many places we have traveled.