Course Provider: Northern Sculpture
Contact Name: Tracey Micklethwaite
4 Exchange Street
Course Length: 1 Day, 10am - 4.30pm
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Letter Carving in Stone Taster Course – Carving a short Inscription
The cut letter in stone has a unique place in the role of written text; it has the authority of the printed word and the intimacy of handwriting, carried by a timeless monumental material. In this one day taster course we will be looking at using the techniques of letter carving to design and cut an inscription in stone. The course is designed to give those interested in learning to cut an inscription into stone an immediate, intensive and highly satisfying introduction to the ancient art.
You don’t need any previous experience to be a student on this course and get full benefit from it – if you do have previous experience, it will be greatly reinforced by taking part. Participants will learn to mark up and cut an inscribed monogram into a beautiful piece of natural stone, designed using one of a number of scripts we have available for you to choose from. At the end of the day you will take home a piece of work you will be justifiably proud of.Your tutor, Alan Micklethwaite has been a practising stone carver for over twenty years, and has established his reputation as one of the country’s finest restoration carvers. Until turning freelance, he was Head carver at Lincoln Cathedral, and has taught many apprentices and students to carve over the years. Carving letters and inscription has been a significant part of his work over the years, and his inscription work appears on many monuments and plaques throughout the country.
Our centre is in the historic Market Town of Driffield, set in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds. There is a good selection of local accommodation in the area if needed, and we provide a comprehensive list to all participants.
What's included in the price?
High quality tuition
A piece of good, monumental carving stone
the use of all tools and equipment needed to produce a finished carved inscription
Light refreshments throughout the day
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