Stone Carving Courses

Autumn Stone Carving Course

  Lastingham was filled with the sound of chiselling over the weekend from carvers on my Autumn Stone Carving Course. Some of those attending had a little experience of working with tools and had carved before, but for others it was a totally new experience.  Initially there was a little nervous hesitation, and then great […]

Spring Stone Carving Course

  Over the weekend I was busy running my Spring Stone Carving Course here in Lastingham, North Yorkshire. I could talk lots about my excitement in watching the sculptures emerge, and everyone becoming easy and confident with the chisels, about how creative, disciplined and hard-working they were – but instead I’m going to let the […]

Stone Carving in Hawes

  On Sunday I was at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes running a stone carving workshop and was joined by very enthusiastic first time carvers. Throughout the day they worked non-stop, apart from a break for lunch, supplied by the Museum’s lovely Firebox Cafe (to whom big thanks – we were all hungry and […]

Stone Carving Courses – dates for 2017

  Dates for my Stone Carving Courses held here in Lastingham, North Yorkshire for 2017 are now confirmed. Stone Carving Course – Spring 29th and 30th April, 2017 Stone Carving Course – Autumn 23rd and 24th September, 2017 Further details and how to book can be found at Stone Carving Course – dates and details. […]

The Colour of Stone and Carving the Moon

  The stone carved during the lettering workshop at The Dry Stone Wall Maze is random walling stone.  In a way ‘unknown stone’ – some has been used in buildings previously, some pieces were part of fallen field boundary walls, some reclaimed and some new quarried.  All with a history.  Most of the pieces we’re […]

Stone Carving at the Dales Countryside Museum

  On Sunday I spent a very enjoyable day running a stone carving drop-in workshop for visitors to the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes. Lots of families came, with everyone making a carving to take home.  The little outdoor theatre at the museum makes a lovely venue for stone carving – it is a sort […]

Stone Carving at Rural Arts

  Rural Arts are based in Thirsk in the town’s former Courthouse and Magistrate’s House which was renovated, making a bright creative centre for the area. As well as the activties hosted at The Courthouse, it is also used as a base for a range of workshops and events which are taken out into the […]

Stone Carving Course

  It is a lovely time, when I’ve set up all the work benches (a sculptors work bench is called a ‘banker’), and put out all the tools ready for my group of stone carvers to arrive.  I’m excited to know what everyone will carve, what ideas they have and  I love to hear them […]

Stone Carving Course – Autumn

  If you fancy trying your hand at a little stone-carving, the place to go this Autumn is Lastingham, in North Yorkshire.  It is a beautiful, and inspiring, location on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park.  There are plenty places to stay in the village, or nearby if you wanted to […]

Stone Carving Workshop – Hawes

  On Sunday I went over to the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes to run a Stone Carving Workshop.  It is a lovely venue, the site used to be the railway station for the small town of Hawes and the museum holds a fascinating collection telling the story of the Dales people and landscape.  The […]