About the Course
This workshop will teach you a range of stone carving skills to enable you to create a contemporary planter for your home.
On this two day course you will gain a wide range of techniques involved in the hand carving of stone. On day one you will learn a range of stone carving techniques using a range of chisels and a mallet. Begin by carving a block of Bath stone into a cylinder, then learn how to shape curves, and how to hollow out. We will also plan and design the decoration of your planter.
On day two you will transfer your designs on to the bowl and use various decorative techniques to pattern the stone. You will also learn how to finish the top to a contrasting smooth surface. Then plant your planter ready to take home. No previous experience required.
Zoe exhibits her sculpture and letter cutting in exhibitions and galleries across the UK as well as working on private and public commissions from her studio in Devon. The spacious stone carving studio in which this course runs has views across to Dartmoor.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Homemade lunches, tea and coffee, stone block, use of tools and materials, and a plant for your bowl are all included.
What a wonderful experience this weekend course was.
The spacious studio allowed a comfortable working environment for beginner students and Zoe, a very thorough and helpful teacher, guided us to our hugely satisfying outcome. A lovely stone planter each.
We were made very welcome with teas and coffee and a delicious, home cooked lunch had in friendly company each day.
Hard work and a few aches have definitely not deterred my itch to keep going. I too, am researching tools and would love the opportunity to continue learning and practising stone carving.
Thank you so much Zoe.
Annmaree Smerdon - - #18346
The two of us on the course started with a block of limestone each and after two days (12hours ) of hard work we finished with very presentable garden planters with bird motifs.( Our choice). It was a thoroughly rewarding time and so stimulating that I have put in an offer on some stone tools! As a teacher Zoe was empathetic, encouraging, patient and always helpful. Lunch was included and included home made bread, soup, savoury items and puddings, which were delicious. The work was demanding in terms of concentration and both of us had aching wrists but it was most enjoyable and stimulating. Thank you Zoe for an absorbing experience which I would like to repeat, perhaps with a different stone. I'm hooked! Mike
Mike Hanson - - #18297
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