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Tim

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Hello from the UK
« on: April 22, 2021, 03:49:22 AM »

Hello,

This is my first jade carving.  It is carved from a {not } the finest slab of Guatemalan jade.  I have 3 other carvings from the same piece of jade, which I will show in the carving section with some more recent piece of a little better quality jade.  I was driven to try jade carving after seeing pictures of ancient Costa Rican jade in a publication  { Precolumbian Art of Costa Rica, Between Continents/Between Seas, Abrams 1981 }  I have all ways had a deep interest in Pre-Columbian art.  I like the otherness that it has, unlike Asian art which is so eager to please.  My picture are not the best using only a basic camera but you can get some idea.  I has some difficulty with polishing.  I am not sure that my carvings really need a mirror like finish.  Anyway hello! :icon_salut:
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Stonemon

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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2021, 07:26:14 AM »

Welcome to the forum Tim!
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Bill

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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2021, 01:29:32 PM »

Welcome  from the American Pacific Northwest.
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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2021, 02:56:24 PM »

Welcome to the lapidary forum. I think you're right about the finish. Not everything needs to be super shiny. Some stones look better when the finish is smooth, but a bit in the matte side like you've done.
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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2021, 03:57:17 AM »

Welcome from the Southwest U.S.
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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2021, 06:59:37 AM »

Welcome, from Arizona.

I think a matte finish is definitely more appropriate for a piece like the one you've shown here.

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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2021, 01:43:25 PM »

Hi Tim love all your pics. something neolithic about your carvings they really stand out.

Keep the pics coming. All the best from Edinburgh.
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