Weekend 3D Carving Course



A weekend of 3D carving for all levels of ability and experience. Beginners start on limestone but there is a greater choice of stones for those with more experience (soapstone, alabaster or Portland Stone - please note these may cost extra). The tuition is informal with enough guidance and demonstration to get you started but freedom to try things out. Tuition is personal and tailored to the level of experience and therefore suits beginners through to experienced carvers.

The course runs with 2 to 4 students where each student decides what they would like to carve.

Topics covered:
Covid-19 safety
Safety at work: Briefing about masks, goggles, footwear, lifting, working at the correct height.
Course manual:
-Covering an overview of rocks and their formation and their relative hardness
-The range of tools available, how to use, sharpening and where to purchase them.
Techniques for 3D carving: Profiling, carving direct.
The process: Roughing out, shaping and finishing.

I have a diploma in stone masonry but consider my strength is carving direct. I have 7 years of professional stone-carving practice and I am a qualified teacher.

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

What's included in the price?

Every student has a course booklet (online to save paper). A professional banker on which to work and each student has provided a roll of tools (claw, 4 sizes of chisel, pointer) as well as access to all my professional tools and resources when I see you can develop.

I provide tea, coffee, cold drinks as well as biscuits and cake but ask that you bring your own pack lunch due to wide dietary requirements.


Deborah Harrison at Deborah Harrison Sculpture

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City Works
Alfred Street

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Vision impaired


14 hours (9:00am to 4:00pm)

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juliana - - #39419

Simply the best!
I have "fallen in love" with stone carving!!
I'll be back for more stone carving courses.

Response from Deborah Harrison Sculpture:

Thank you Julianna. I very much look forward to seeing the development of your contemporary style of carving.

Nick Bale - - #39218

Brilliant! Loved it. Debs was so knowledgeable and helpful. Her enthusiasm for all things stone is infectious. Can't wait to try out everything I've learnt at home.

Response from Deborah Harrison Sculpture:

Thank you Nick, you have oodles of talent, you have only just begun. Beautiful piece.

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