The London Stone Carving team are now running weekend courses throughout the year, covering all aspects of stone carving, from our fully equipped stone workshop, situated just off the old Kent Road, Central London.
Our classes are friendly open and flexible in their scope, covering all aspects of stone carving for all skill levels.
We maintain a low student to teacher ratio, no more than four students per tutor, meaning each student's experience can be tailored to their ambition and skill level and insuring they receive plenty of one to one tuition and guidance.
We have plenty of resources here at the workshop to give you inspiration, but we are more than happy for you to bring your own ideas along so that we can let you realise them in stone.
Our team has broad and expert knowledge of every aspect of working stone, from decorative architectural and ornamental carving through to figurative and conceptual stone sculpture as well as letter drawing and cutting for memorials, signs and plaques.
Students will leave with the basic skills and knowledge needed to continue carving & we will be happy to give advice and guidance on sourcing of tools and stone etc to students once they have completed a course with us.
We also offer private one-to-one tuition. These private sessions can be tailored to the individual students’ specific skill level & area of interest; from sculptural and ornamental stone carving processes to letter drawing & cutting for memorials. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch directly to discuss bespoke private tuition sessions via the 'Chat with the Maker' button.
Weekend course fees are £280 including vat.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
The London Stone Carving Team
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Weekend courses provide everything needed to produce your carved piece: stone, tools, safety equipment and space.
Tea Coffee and light snacks will be provided & there are cafes and a large supermarket very nearby for lunch.
7 hours (10:30am to 5:00am)
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
7 hours (10:30am to 5:00am)
I would highly recommend anyone who is considering whether to go on this course to just go ahead and book it! Communication about the course was excellent - prompt reply to emails and lots of useful information provided. The actual course was superb, Sam and Josh were very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Good degree of supervision given with lots of one on one time, and I felt the projects were set at an appropriate level of difficulty for us. I had a thoroughly enjoyable time and will definitely be telling my friends and family about this!
Terrific weekend of carving. I have been stone carving for a while but I needed a refresher of learning to get me going again - and the weekend has definitely done that. . The guys really know their stuff and we’re able to communicate in a supportive but not patronising way to all in our group. Very friendly guys as well so I would thoroughly recommended them to anyone
What an enjoyable and wonderful experience - I wish the course was longer! Tom and Tom are both extremely kind, helpful and excellent at explaining the foundations of stone carving. I can't recommend this enough. Thank you!
Attended a weekend course at London Stone Carving and would highly recommend! The course leaders were great and managed a variety of skill levels with such ease. It was a perfect introduction and a thoughtful and enjoyable birthday present. I was surprised by how much we achieved in the two days. Thank you!
If you fancy a couple of days feeling like a bonafide sculptor / stone mason surrounded by legitimate works of Art then this is the course for you. The two Toms' were on hand to answer any question, big or small. A satisfying few days that I would certainly recommend.
They do beautiful sculptural work and also offer helpful, practical courses for anyone interested in trying out the craft. Took one weekend course, would do another.
I spent a fantastic weekend on the London Stone Carving beginners course a couple of weeks ago. Tom and Tom were great to work with and really encouraged us all. As someone who has never picked up a chisel and mallet in my life I was amazed at what we achieved over the weekend. I thoroughly recommend this course and huge thanks to the team for their tuition and help.
I had a wonderful time. A wonderful team of knowledgeable, welcoming and skilled teachers and artists. Thanks for a great weekend Josh & Sam. Rebecca
A really lovely experience. The guys at London Stone Carving are so friendly, encouraging and patient. As a total beginner, I was so proud and pleased with the piece I carved, a lime stone oak leaf! I would certainly recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn about this wonderful craft.
Response from London Stone Carving:Thank you Kelly, so glad you enjoyed your time with us. It was a pleasure working with you! Tom B
An excellent course. Stone work is always something i've wanted to try out but just couldnt find the right entry point, this was exactly what i had been looking for, the tutors are friendly and knowledgeable and made the experience fun.
I would highly recommend this to all.
Great course! Experienced, talented tutors and a well equipped studio. I learned a lot and left feeling really inspired to get to grips with this amazing and challenging craft. I had a lot of one on one time with the tutors, and felt encouraged to develop my own artistic ideas as well as learning the technical skills and techniques required to bring them to life.
Very knowledgeable and friendly tutors and it was a lovely relaxed atmosphere in the workshop. I was really happy with what I carved and would definitively recommend to anyone.
Great experience and really helpful and considerate teachers.