2 day stone carving workshop in Fulham

Last week I travelled down to London to run a 2 day stone carving workshop in London. The Bridge Academy in Fulham asked me to work with a number of the children, aged 14 to 16, to create a series of works inspired by the schools aims. The kids worked really hard over the course [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:23+00:00July 21st, 2015|courses, Schools projects|0 Comments

An easy one for Mitcheson

I may as well have turned up to last weekend's stone carving course in my slippers. Of the 5 people who came along, 4 had been on previous courses while Alan, who had'nt picked up a stone carving chisel proved himself more than capable of wielding the mallet with confidence. All seemed more than happy [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:34+00:00October 16th, 2013|courses, stone carving courses, stone carving weekend|0 Comments

Stone Carving Course Dates

I will be running a couple of stone Carving weekends in the coming months. They will be on the 14th and 15th of September and on the 12th and 13th of October. They will run from my workshop at Hall Farm near to Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire. The courses are aimed at beginners [...]

Horses and courses

The stone carving course was a success last weekend with some stunning creations. Well done to those who came along, among the carvings were a Brancusi style head and a naked torso in Ancaster Limestone, an Australian Bull frog and a hugging couple in Portland Limestone and a beautifully crafted piece of drapery carved in sandstone. The next [...]

Some new projects.

Now that the kinght is finished I have a few other projects to get my teeth into. This week I have been carving some Army Unit Badges. They are carved in deep relief from Portland Limestone and are due to be mounted within a wall.   If you fancy carving your own piece of Portland Limestone [...]

Stone Carving Course Dates

Now that the weather is warming up a little, I have arranged a couple of dates for stone carving courses. They will be on the 11th and 12th of May and on the 22nd and 23rd of June. The courses are run from my workshop at Hall Farm in Coleorton, Leicestershire. The course runs from [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:36+00:00March 7th, 2013|courses, stone carving courses, stone carving weekend|0 Comments

Hardwick Hall sculpture nears completion

I am still working on the sculpture for Hardwick Hall which I am hoping to complete tomorrow. It will be unveiled at the Festival of the Outdoors this sunday at the National Trust property in Derbyshire. In conjunction with this I will be giving a short talk about the piece as well as some of [...]

Shattered visitors create mini masterpieces

Earlier this week I was joined by Shona and Mark who had come along to do a days stone carving. The day was a surprise birthday present organised by Mark and Shona was completely in the dark until she was outside my workshop. Fortunately she was really up for it and the pair were soon [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:38+00:00September 29th, 2012|courses|0 Comments

Stone carving weekend a success

Congratulations to those who took part in the latest stone carving weekend. There were some impressive efforts ranging from a boggly eyed lizard, some thunderous angry clouds, a hugging couple and a beautifully carved piece of lettering. Despite a few aches, the students worked extremely hard so that their creations would be finished by 5 [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:38+00:00September 17th, 2012|courses, stone carving weekend|0 Comments

No socks left after stone carving weekend.

Well done to everyone who worked their socks off this weekend on the stone carving course. I am always impressed at the energy and determination of people to complete their carvings by the end of the course. Among the creations this weekend we had a beautiful seed pod carved in very hard but well polished [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:39+00:00June 18th, 2012|courses|0 Comments