Order finest soapstone products from Jäskepuu. Our collection includes schnapps mugs, pints and wine coolers.
Soapstone is a type of rock, which is mined extensively in Finland. As it is a relatively soft type of rock, it has been used for centuries in stone carving and in making stone accessories. It has been historically utilised by the Inuit, Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Yorubam cultures, among others, since the fifth millennia BC. The soapstone has always been the number one stone material, since its easy to work with and has a beautiful appearance.
Originally the soapstone was formed through ancient, subterranean volcano eruptions. The biggest sources of soapstone can be found in North America and in the Ural region, but Finland also has its share of this rock material. Soapstone has been mined here for over a hundred years.
Because of its workability the soapstone is nowadays being used as a raw material for home decor products as well as architectural applications, such as kitchen counter tops, bathroom floors and interior surfaces.
Soapstone products from Jäskepuu
The soapstone also works great as a material for kitchenware, most notably drinking mugs. Jäskspuu's selection of soapstone goods include variable schnapps and shot mugs as well as pints and other drinking vessels. A particularly fabulous-looking accessory is the soapstone wine cooler.
Soapstone has a feature, which makes its the perfect material for kitchenware: it maintains its temperature. This means if you heat an object made of soapstone, it remains hot for a long time, and if you cool a soapstone object, it remains ice cold. This means you can for instance freeze soapstone schnapps mugs before use, and you will definitely get ice cold shots every time. Or try pre-freezing a soapstone pint and enjoy ice cold beer, which doesn't get warmer, as the stone mug keeps cool for an extensive time. Needless to say, a soapstone wine cooler keeps cold and looks amazing!
A fun kitchen accessory is the soapstone-made ice rocks set, which definitely give a literal meaning to the expression "served on the rocks". These stone cubes are pre-frozen before use and they act as ice cubes, only they don't melt and you can reuse them after a quick rinse with water. So convenient!
The carving of soapstone products
The soft soapstone has also another nice feature: it is very dense, meaning it can be used on surfaces which get wet, such as drinking mugs or bathroom floors.
The soapstone boulders are first cut into plates with a diamond saw, and then they are further cut into smaller pieces for reshaping. The final shaping is done with smaller diamond saws and chisels. The stone can be easily drilled into with a power drill, so small holes and carvings are easily formed.
Soapstone in home decor
Of course soapstone objects look fabulous in your home. They lend a certain prestige and charm into home decor, but they are also practical, as soapstone is easily cleaned and the soapstone drinking mugs can be washed in an electric dishwasher. The soapstone is a natural material, which doesn't emit any additional taste to the drinks.