Stone Carving Course

Stone Carving Course – April 2015


Some images from the two day Spring Stone Carving Course this year, and the wonderful pieces created.

stone carving

stone carving

First thing the carving got underway – some of the group had previous wood carving experience, others were used to working with tools and engineering backgrounds brought marking out and precise, methodical working methods to the process.  All were first time stone carvers.

roughing out the shape

careful shaping

relief carved letters

shape forming

head carving      stone letters

stone spiral      stone hen

bird sculpture      decorated stone

celtic knot carving      relief and incised letters

Some came with drawings of ideas, others decided gradually as they gained confidence with the tools and learned how the stone worked.  Other ideas came from sculpture books I’d brought along to guide and inspire if needed.  In the end each piece became very much an individual and personal creation and a finished sculpture to take home.

stone carvers