Several years ago, a group of Zimbabwean sculptures – Chapungu – came to the Chicago Botanic Gardens (also an absolute must if you are ever in the area!) to exhibit their very impressive creations. They also held a workshop for 5 days for anyone, with or without any sculpting experience. Tremendous experience and I highly recommend to anyone who gets the opportunity. These artists work in many stone types including Spring Stone, Opal Stone and Serpentine. See my Arts & Crafts for examples of my few attempts. The Female Head ( named “Pia”) was my first piece that I did at the workshop. I had it mounted in Chicago where a metal rod was used to create the effect of suspension and allows it to turn.