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 to get stuck into their projects with only minimum imput from me where required. The results were terrific and included a dragon, a lizard, a polished Ancaster limestone head, a cat and a very well ironed shirt.

Sadly, no more courses now until next year however vouchers can be bought as gifts that can be redeemed on any future stone carving weekends. There are more details of the courses on my website at www.chisel-it.co.uk