Made of coal from the heart of coal country in McCreary County, Kentucky these individually hand carved and hand crafted coal figurines are each one-of-a-kind gifts.
How do they that do that? The coal crafting process is a combination of using coal, coal dust and a resin binder to hold everything together so that it can be molded and formed.Due to the resin in the mixture and the peroxide catalyst which is added to harden the object, the objects come out of the process a grey color.To give the object a natural coal appearance, they are power sprayed with a black lacquer.While it may seem odd to have to spray paint coal to get it to look like coal, the entire process starts with and has as its base…COAL.
And to answer your question, "No. The coal will not rub off on your hands due to the black lacquer that is sprayed on the figurines after completion. However, for those that don't know, coal is very brittle which means if you drop one of these precious items, it will shatter. Therefore, we take extra care when shipping to ensure that your coal order is well protected.