Kate Semple has been running courses at her workshop in rural Somerset for the past 10 years, and has a very loyal following. Kate believes the best way to learn a skill is to practice it over time, and with weekly classes students can really begin to form a true understanding of the process.
Everybody designs their own carving, and is guided through step by step in a friendly, busy workshop.
Kate also organizes trips for her students for added inspiration. Book early as the courses fill very quickly.
Kate runs 4 sessions a week, Tuesday am and pm and Saturday am and pm, all details are on the website.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
All tools are included, along with copious tea and biscuits. Stone is sold separately. Kate has a large supply.
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Kate is a hugely talented sculptor and communicator, who can see and understand what you are trying to create and guide you through all the steps without pressure, so her courses are always very enjoyable.
Kate is an awesome teacher, super lovely person and suitable to teach all levels of ability and she will happily help you create and carve any ideas you might have, bringing them to life .... it’s a great class, all my friends have been amazed at what I’ve made ... quite a therapeutic hobby, you soon get in the zone and the time goes too quickly.
Kate is a simply wonderful teacher. I am not a natural artist but she managed to get me creating in stone something of which I was proud. She is enthusiastic, funny, hugely skilful and very kind. Go on her course because you will love it.
Having dabbled with some stone carving previously, I started weekly courses with Kate and found it to be such a rewarding time and so much better than a previous experience I had elsewhere. Kate makes sure you carve something you like rather than a set piece from a book. There is no pressure and everyone works at their own pace, Kate takes her time explaining the process, making sure that everyone progresses to a finished work of art by the end of the course. Its great to create something from nothing! Really recommend it.
Having never done any stone carving before Kate was brilliant at teaching me so I finished the course with a carving I'm so proud of. After completing the first course I couldn't stop myself signing up for more. Really good fun, a great way to meet new people.
I strongly recommend Kate's courses to anyone who wants to try something new, learn new techniques and create something to be proud of. An amazing way to let off steam, relax (yes relax!) and make new friends. Kate is an experienced and fantastic teacher and she has the best biscuits ever!
Response from The Stone Carving Studio:Thanks Myriam. Any class with you in it is good fun!