Jay is a bone carver and musician. His works sell the minute they hit the shop shelf. So there weren't many pieces for me to photograph when I visited him. To me, the visual beauty of his work is almost surpassed by the joy they are to touch, to stroke. They are a delight for the senses.
This last one was my favourite. When I had all four pieces in my hand my fingers kept going back to it, even when I wasn't aware of what my fingers were doing. I couldn't explain it then, and still can't. It was as if it had a vibration, a life force. There was a depth to it. I was so disappointed with this next photo. I wanted to capture and perhaps be able to retain, how its touch had soothed me.