Stone Carving with a Master Mason
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About the Course
This day course is aimed at beginners and takes place within a genuine working stonemasons' lodge, in the beautiful setting of the medieval church of St Clement's in North Norwich. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to, either, carve a simple piece or do some letter-cutting.
As well as learning basic carving techniques our customers enjoy learning about the ancient traditions of our guild, that stretches back continuously to 1096. Your tutor, Master Stephen, is one of only twelve international Guild Masters for the European Guild of Master Masons. He is a Blue Riband winner and has been Master Mason at internationally recognised sites such as Windsor Castle and the Doges' Palace. Stephen was bought up in central London and attended a Guild School from the age of four and so has lived most of his life within world of the craft guilds. You can see some examples of his work in our photo gallery associated with this post
Courses only run at weekends and are subject to Master Stephen's availability
“Great experience! Learned all about the guild. Friendly, calm and knowledgeable. Fully recommended.”
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Use of tools is included in the price as well as the limestone you will be carving
Lunch with the Master, which will take place in the North Cafe opposite our lodge.
Hot drinks are available.
I really enjoyed this course and got a good feeling about what stone masonry was about. I also learned a lot about the history and traditions of the guild.
Dafydd Wyn Evans - - #9758
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Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
- Accessible by public transport
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
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