Stone Carving Course


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 all happily tap-tapping away as they quickly become confident with mallet and chisel.

stone carving

After the flurry of ‘roughing out’ the shapes for their sculptures, concentration is required to refine curves and lines and begin to put in details. I’m so proud of how hard everyone worked and delighted by their accomplished first time carvings.

stone carving concentration

There are lots of images from the two days, the group hard at work, finished pieces and some very pleased sculptors at Spring 2015 Stone Carving Course.



Another two day stone carving course will be held in Lastingham in the Autumn.





  1. Comment by Ellen Abbott:

    I would love to take a class from you but two days! doesn’t seem like nearly enough time. I’d like about a week.

    • Reply by Jennifer:

      That would be great Ellen – a week, you’d get lots done and we could tackle a really good project. Perhaps it is something I can think of doing in the future – actually the more I think about it… I could include a trip to the quarry, and a tool maker…

  2. Comment by Amanda:

    Had a look at the photos, they have made some wonderful things…
    Amanda xx

    • Reply by Jennifer:

      I think so too Amanda, it was a very happy weekend

  3. Comment by countrysidetales:

    Super! It looks like a lovely day was had by all. Very impressed with the carvings too and what a beautiful setting :o)

    • Reply by Jennifer:

      Thankyou – the course was held at our village hall here, and I agree a perfect spot!

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