In-person course
in Penrith

Letter and Relief Carving in stone with Pip Hall ~ a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns north Lakes & Cumbria



About the workshop: A 3 day stone letter carving (and relief) workshop with expert Pip Hall suitable for beginners as well as those with experience. Pip is one of the favoured letter carving tutors for the Lettering Arts Trust, and is a renowned letter carver and tutor. Pip has been taking courses here in Greystoke almost every year since 2008. To sustain your carving you'll be treated to lovely home made lunches, home baking and fresh coffees/teas, providing , we hope, a perfect compliment to your slice of fresh air and downtime.. Pip will guide you through the various processes involved and help you develop your ideas before putting pencil to paper or stone. Over the three full days working under her watchful eye, you will be guided through the world of the stone carver, working on lettering or a relief carving piece, sculpting your design in stone. Students may work outside either in their own space in the sunshine or under cover if drizzly. Alternatively the well lit downstairs studio will be available - an old stone barn which is an unheated space. You will keep warm as you will generate plenty of heat! Taking place in the environs of the walled former Cycle Cafe Tea Garden, the course provides both absorption and relaxation - fresh air and absorption, ideal for anyone with enthusiasm and a little patience...Use of tools and etc. included. Spaces are limited- please see 'View course organiser's website' link above to book your place . Or contact us via 'Ask a question'

What's included in the price?

Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely lunch which could be eaten outside in the Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam). There may be a small extra charge for stone provided by Pip - or bring your own piece if you wish and she will deem its suitability for carving. Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District. We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.


3 days (9:30am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.


Situated in a tranquil location on the edge of the Lake District, we've offered an Quirky range of workshops since 2005, In 2020 we renovated a listed hayloft to create 'Swallow Barn' - now a Covid safe & spacious, first floor studio with screens/ cameras for tutor demos and many well spaced single desks. We have several garden teaching spaces too. Lunch (included) can be taken outside on the Tea Lawn in warmer months and teas/coffees is served at your desk. Our days are considered real treats.


Greystoke Craft Garden, Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0UT

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • UK Holiday
  • Intermediate level
  • Accommodation offered
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Weekends
  • Romantic
  • Corporate days out & team building
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