Stone Carving Courses

Stone Carving Courses – dates for 2020

  I’ve tried my best to fit dates in, but I can’t squeeze any more days into the month, and now confirm that there won’t be any Stone Carving Courses here in 2020. It wasn’t an easy decision to make, and I’ve given it a lot thought, but I’m going to be busy with commissioned […]

Spring 2019 Stone Carving Course

  At the weekend I ran my Spring Stone Carving Course – held here at Lastingham Village Hall and this year the pear blossom was exceptional.  We started on Saturday in the rain, but I don’t think anyone really noticed, all far too busy with their carvings. What a variety of carvings too – I […]

Stone Carving Courses 2019

  I’ve just confirmed dates for my two day Spring Stone Carving Course here in Lastingham. Spring Stone Carving Course   Saturday April 27th and Sunday 28th, 2019 10.0 am to 4.30 pm each day   There’s lots of information about the course, what will happen over the two days and plenty inspiration from carvers […]

Spring Stone Carving Course

  Over the weekend Lastingham  rang with the sound of stone carvers – all busy on my Spring Stone Carving Course held in village. I know I’m repeating myself by saying how delighted and astonished I am about the ability of first time carvers, but just look at what was achieved in the allocated two […]

Stone Carving Courses 2018

  I’ve had a flurry of enquiries lately about my stone carving courses, so thought I’d better do an update. Both my Spring and Autumn Courses are now fully booked, so if you would like to spend a weekend learning stone carving, please contact me and I can pop you on a reserve list, or […]

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 […]