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Carve Your Own Garden Planter in Bath Stone – A Creative Stone Carving Workshop with Zoe Singleton - A two day course.


Duration: 2 days

Price: £140

Run by: Zoe Singleton
at Zoe Singleton Sculptor

07951 593599

Stover Cottage, Gorse Blossom Farm Cottages
Liverton
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ12 6FU

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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.


Want to review this course?

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.

- - #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

- - #18297

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 2nd February 2019
Saturday 27th April 2019
Saturday 29th June 2019
Saturday 9th November 2019
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly

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