From the article: “Granite has become so common and I wanted a more distinctive material.” [That sentiment is echoed by designers Alberene spoke with at the Kitchen and Bath show in New Orleans who said that "Granite is no longer a design choice... it is unfortunately just the default."]
NEW! Article on Alberene Soapstone in The Slippery Rock Gazette
From the article: “When an American legacy rises from the rubble to become a major player in the stone industry, it is good news. The successful rebirth of Alberene Soapstone Company is inspirational… and this is just the beginning.”
NEW!Stone World article on Alberene Soapstone: “Breathing new life into American soapstone”
From the article: “As design trends continue toward a classic, refined look, traditional products such as soapstone are finding their way to the forefront of consumer consciousness… there is a site for the material in rural VA — owned by Alberene Soapstone Co. of Schyuler, VA — that is undergoing a remarkable resurgence.”
Alberene Soapstone is hosting the March SFA Quarry Tour & Soapstone Fabrication Workshop!
Who: Open to everyone. Membership is not required. How much: Free! There is no fee. When: Thu., March 14 & Fri., March 15 Where: Alberene Soapstone, Schuyler, VA (about 20 miles south of Charlottesville)
Includes a quarry tour and hands-on soapstone fabrication demonstration. Attendees will receive $500.00 of their first bundle order by 3/31/13.
Read an article in Building Stone Magazine about the use of Alberene Stone in the new Jefferson Scholars Foundation Center at UVa
“Stone Creates an Environment for Interaction”
Located at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, the three buildings that comprise the Jefferson Scholars Foundation Center are linked through the use of stone, which serves both aesthetic and practical needs.