Follow The Leader


Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 9cm (h)
  • 27cm (w)
  • 7cm (d)


portrait photo of Royal Katiyo

Royal Katiyo


Chicks on a journey! The bravest one leads and the two siblings follow along the same path.

Royal made his name internationally with his lovely sculptures of quails.

He achieves the stippling effect for the feathers using a chasing hammer, which has little teeth. He strikes the stone with perfect precision over and over, almost like sculpture pointillism.

Springstone is the local name for a hard variety of serpentine stone. It is dense and durable, with small grains, and rarely has any imperfections, making it a superb sculpture medium.