I recently spent several weeks vacationing in Newfoundland, so I now know why it is called “the rock”; there are rocks everywhere.
All four coasts are mostly magnificent cliffs, the bottom of most “ponds” are covered in rocks, and even their highest peaks are liberally strewn with small rocks. Everywhere you go, there are rocks.
I’ve always had an affinity for rocks, so I was quite engrossed with what we came across.
Even though we were flying home, we managed to pack a few choice rocks in our checked bags.
Towards the end of our trip we visited the Johnson Geo Center in St. John’s, which is a fantastic museum that pretty clearly explains why Newfoundland has such interesting geology. The island includes both a stub of the Appalachian mountains and beaches that were once connected to Morocco. The age of the rocks varies from recently-deposited sandstone to peridotite from the earth’s mantle. A coloured map of the types of geology in the island looks like a Jackson Pollock painting.
So now I am bouncing around ideas for making things out of rocks. Possibilities include rock candles, rock table tops, and hybrid items made from combinations of my favourite materials like rock & glass and rock & wood.
Keep your eyes open for new items appearing in our store over the next few weeks.