Pooch and I cleared the debris aside to photograph this piece for the onform London exhibition which is happening later in the spring. This onyx is so beautiful when you achieve a good finish but requires great effort to get there. The stone is crammed full of faults and cracks and will chip at any opportunity. Any cutting that gets the stone hot will result in it scorching and cracking.Still such outlandish beauty could never come easily I suppose.Simple forms would seem to work best with this kind of outrageously gorgeous stone, otherwise it fells like ‘painting the lily’. When I see Pooch’s incredible picture however I forget all the anguish; well almost.