3-days of enjoyable & instructive stonecarving tuition tailored to suit beginners, & experienced carvers who wish to refine their skills. Small groups of two or three students allows individual guidance with your own personal projects. I'll show you the steps from masonry to completed artwork, and advise you on how to continue to develop your skills after the course. Topics covered: Tool skills & Carving techniques. Working in 3-dimensions. What tools you'll need, and where to buy them. Chisel sharpening. Where to locate stone. How you can make yourself a work bench. How to continue developing your skills after the workshop. Safety considerations when carving and lifting. I have 30 years professional stone-carving experience and I am a qualified tutor. My 3-day workshops have been running every month for over 17 years - obviously I enjoy them as much as my students do! Re Covid-19 policy: The safety of my students is my upmost priority. Please get in touch to receive a pdf of my Safety Measures.

What's included in the price?

Each student is given a sizeable block of limestone and use of professional quality tools. Also a useful booklet with advice on carving techniques, stone and tool suppliers etc. Delicious lunches and tasty snacks are provided throughout the course.


3 days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


I am a sculptor with over 30 years experience of sculpting stone. My current fine-art work is rooted in a career sculpting memorials and working in the historic architectural stonecarving trade. I have run regular stonecarving workshops for 17 years, and am a certified City&Guilds adult educator.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Weekends
  • UK Holiday
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners
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111 East Parade, , York, North Yorkshire, YO31 7YD