Coverage sponsored by the IHA
Although Norwalk, CT-based Teroforma has come out with at least a dozen products since they developed their famous "Whisky Stones" back in 2008, soapstone was the focus of their booth at the IHHS2012. (Discussion board member Spizzy joked that "'Whiskey stones' sounds like a medical condition I don't want to have," duly acknowledging that they'd make a worthy replacement for ice cubes.) Their new offerings include new larger Whisky Stones, a soapstone sake set and soapstone tealight holders, as well as a couple new vessels from their Avva Collection (not pictured).
They've also produced a beautiful video about Vermont Soapstone, the wellspring of the stones. Owner Glen Bowman touches on the production process—spoiler alert: a cement mixer has been repurposed to serve as an industrial-grade rock-tumbler—but the craftsman himself is so endearingly avuncular that I couldn't help but hang on to his every word: