We've been sourcing and cutting some nephrite (true jade) boulders recently. Take a look here.
Another load of huge Peridotite and Serpentine boulders from northern California, ready for shipment. We have been selling a steady stream of these cut and polished boulders. Click on the image to see a larger picture.
50 tons of rock coming out of the mountains and destined for the northern California coast. Just another day at the office! The next day we took out four truckloads, and we're still working on more loads.
More stone furniture for Parker Plaza in downtown Mount Shasta City, California. Click here to see the new picnic table and benches being installed by Art Horvath.
Click on the picture to see more pictures of boulders from the Shasta area, mainly peridotite.
One of our functional art pieces - a recliner - won "Judge's Choice" at 2013 "Art in the Redwoods" festival recently. Click here to see the winners!
Two new works at the Gualala Arts Center! Click here to see the new benches.
We just received special mention at the Gualala Arts Center. Click here to read about their Haiku Stone Path. We had the fun of sourcing the stones, polishing, engraving and delivering them to the Arts Center where they were set in the path for all their visitors to enjoy.
Artist George Schmerholz sent some photos of his furniture designs using stone sourced, cut and polished by Ideal Quarry. The beautiful freeform stone slices make amazing table tops, from something as small as a hall stand to a dining table. Take a look at a few photos that show what I mean. If you're interested in a custom stone table for your home, give us a call at 530-925-4517.
Parker Plaza is a new "pocket park" in downtown Mount Shasta, the dreamchild of local philanthropist Dr. Jim Parker and the Mountain Runners, a group that organizes a marathon race every year in Mount Shasta on July 4. We were proud to be part of the construction of the park and sourced local stones that we then cut and polished to make the stone benches and the centerpiece of the amazing fountain in the park.
Recently we spent two weeks in the desert helping our sculptor friend Roger Hopkins with a project. His stone yard looks amazing, like a stonehenge in the desert. Click here to see some of his work, and to see the wire saw we built for him some years ago that is still going strong.