About the Course
This course is designed for those with a practical interest in medieval art and stone carving and will suit both compete beginners and those with some stone carving experience.
The course will take place in Nick's timber frame studio in the village of Drayton on the Somerset Levels. The development and evolution of foliage through the Anglo Saxon, Romanesque and Early English periods will be explained and discussed. The first day will be spent learning to carve basic geometry patterns and simple leaf forms to develop tool skills. The second day will provide time to carve a section of Early English ‘stiff leaf ’ foliage.
The course is tutored by experienced carver and conservator, Nick Durnan. He has been teaching for over 35 years and has run many stone carving weekend and one day courses. The course will cover: tool and stone selection, carving and stone working techniques, and health and safety in the carver’s workshop. This course, with a high level of individual tuition, is structured to the needs and abilities of the participants. Over the two days, each participant will carve a simple early medieval geometric design and a section of Early English ‘stiff leaf ’ (in Bath, Doulting or Caen limestone) which they will be able to take away with them at the end of the course.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Delicious home cooked lunch, tea and coffee, biscuits and cake.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.