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“PUGIN INSPIRED DECORATIVE RELIEF CARVING”

 

A TYPICAL TWO-DAY STONE CARVING WORKSHOP

A friendly introduction to the basics of stone carving where students will be surprised by their own pleasing and satisfying results.

With no previous experience required, students will achieve carving a Tudor rose, Celtic Knot or Medieval beast.

 

The course will consist of:

 

Saturday 10.00am start with

Coffee and an introduction to Stone, Tools and Safety.

Setting out.

The use of the tools and basic stonemasonry techniques.

Masonry

Lunch with cider.

Basic carving techniques

Carving with guidance.

4.30pm finish.

Sunday 10.00am start with

                Coffee, encouragement and advice.

                Carving with advice.       

                Lunch with cider.

                Surface textures and finishing off.

                4.30pm stand back and admire.

                Sale of tools, additional stone etc.

 

 

 

THREE DIMENSIONAL SCULPTURAL STONE CARVING

 

 TWO-DAY STONE CARVING WORKSHOPS

A friendly introduction to the basics of modern method direct carving where students will be surprised by their speed of progress and satisfying results.

With no previous experience required, students will achieve a carved flowing form or garden feature.

 

The course will consist of:

 

Saturday 10.00am start with

Coffee and an introduction to Stone, Tools and Safety

Setting out

The use of the tools and basic stonemasonry techniques

Masonry

Lunch with cider

Basic carving techniques

Carving with guidance

4.30pm finish.

Sunday 10.00am start with

                Coffee, encouragement and advice

                Carving with advice        

                Lunch with cider

                Surface textures and finishing off

                4.30pm stand back and admire

                Sale of tools, additional stone etc.

 

“HOUSE NAMES AND NUMBERS”

 

A TWO-DAY LETTER CUTTING WORKSHOP

A friendly introduction to the basics of letter carving where students will be surprised by their own pleasing and satisfying results.

With no previous experience required, students will achieve carving their own house name or number as well as learning the basics of incised letter cutting for longer inscriptions.

The course will consist of:

Saturday 10.00am start with

Coffee and an introduction to the Stone, Tools and Safety.

The use of the tools and their sharpening.

Choosing the stone

Basic letter cutting theory.

Practice cutting

Lunch with cider.

Setting out the inscription

Carving the uprights

4.30pm finish.

Sunday 10.00am start with

                Coffee, encouragement and advice.

                Improving the shapes

And carving the ends (serifs)

                Lunch with cider.

                More  carving and finishing off.

Drill and attach fixing pins etc.,  

4.30pm stand back and admire.

                Sale of tools, additional stone etc.

 

 

 

 

Chris Pellett has over thirty years experience in stone carving, his enthusiastic style will make the weekend suitable for all ages from 11 – 91.

 
 

Please wear old clothes and stout shoes; tools and safety equipment will be supplied.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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