"Word up" learn to carve lettering in stone. A two day creative stone carving course with Zoe Singleton

Sculpture By Zoe Singleton


This course focuses on carving bold raised letters into stone.
This course is taught in my spacious studio where we will have plenty of space for social distancing, each student will have their own work station and I can provide gloves and face masks.

On day one you will begin by looking at raised letter design design and most particuarly Neuland Script. We will then design our letters to form a short word four or five letter word in this bold chunky style where the letters are raised out of the stone rather than cut into it. Then we will transfer the letters to the stone and begin the process of carving them out.

On Day two we will be doing a lot more carving and refining of our letter shapes as well as flattening and texturing the background to make the letters stand out.

Tea and coffee facilites, use of tools and materials are all included. 10am till 5pm each day. Please bring a packed lunch.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Tea and coffee, use of tools and materials are all included. Please bring a packed lunch. Face masks and gloves are available.


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Stover Cottage, Gorse Blossom Farm Cottages
Newton Abbot
TQ12 6FU

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday


2 days (10:00am to 5:00pm)

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Hugh - - #39990

I really enjoyed the course and would recommend it. Zoe is a good and patient teacher able to help people working at different speeds and I ended with quite a presentable planter.

Sam Elliott - - #36472

We both loved our time at this course.We have a new found respect and understanding for stone carving. Zoe was welcoming and very helpful and knowledgeable.

Jonathan - - #36475

As someone who has not done this before and is below par at drawing, arts and crafts I was impressed with what I produced. A great course for beginners and people with experience. Zoe is patient and and easy to learn to from.

Brian and Chris Tucker - - #33161

We both enjoyed this excellent course which produced some great pieces of stone work in 2 days. Zoe was very helpful in guiding our progress as we worked on the stone and always provided useful suggestions to assist at every stage of the work, from choosing the stone, helping with the design, assisting with techniques of working and keeping us on track to complete the work over a weekend.
We were very happy with the studio setup as we had to work in a Covid-safe environment, but Zoe managed to keep us all safe whilst supplying biscuits, coffee and inspiration for us all.
Thank you Zoe.

Dan & Charlie - - #33077

Honestly, a truly wonderfully enjoyable two days in a lovely environment with a superb teacher. We didn't want to leave and would go back in a heartbeat. Zoe really is the perfect teacher - she encourages just enough, but makes you do the work so that you learn. Thank you Zoe so much for being so patient and generous.

Alison Thomas - - #31857

Two full on days of carving and a great result to come home with. Zoe is a natural teacher and the workshop facilities are excellent. Now what can I do next?!!!!

Tom - - #31855

Brilliant course, expertly run by Zoe. I would recommend highly.

A friend and I completed the Word Up course last weekend. We had a superb time, and with no prior experience took away two name plates that we were proud of. Zoe is an excellent teacher with a good combination of demonstrating what you need to do, and encouraging you to be confident. Covid safe with sensible measures, whilst maintaining a fun environment.

We are looking forward to our next carving challenge. Thank you Zoe

Sue - - #30489

Thanks for a great weekend Zoe.

We are very pleased that we did this course. Your patience, positivity and encouragement were outstanding and a big part of our overall experience.

We loved looking at your beautiful pieces as we worked at our rocks - becoming more and more impressed by them.

I would happily recommend this course to others.

Clive Fairchild - - #30478

Really enjoyed the weekend. I think we all felt very well looked after, both in terms of sociability and teaching. Zoe was very good at imparting her knowledge to us all. She's an excellent instructor. Fully support everything that's been said by others above. Highly recommended.

Brooke - - #29690

I booked the 2 day stone carving course for my mum's birthday. My husband liked the look of it too, so the 3 of us booked on the course in February.

What a great couple of days. It's funny how you can spend all day stood next to each, but hardly talk as you get so engrossed in what you're doing. When you start with a solid block of stone, you can't quite believe you'll have a completed piece by the end it, but we did and were really pleased with what we produced. Zoe was great at showing what needed to be done, ensuring everyone stayed on track and provided help where needed.

Zoe's workshop is in a great location, set up to run small group sessions. It was lovely to see some of her sculptures in the workshop too. A very talented lady :o)

We were very well fed and watered on both days. Zoe and Paul supplied great home cooked lunches along with tasty cakes and biscuits.

We all really enjoyed the weekend and would love to come back and try the letter carving course.

Sue - - #29225

I loved this course and I'm delighted with my stone planter. Zoe was positive and helpful throughout the course. The lunch was terrific. Thanks very much. I look forward to joining you again for another course in the future.

Annmaree Smerdon - - #18346

What a wonderful experience this weekend course was.
The spacious studio allowed a comfortable working environment for beginner students and Zoe, a very thorough and helpful teacher, guided us to our hugely satisfying outcome. A lovely stone planter each.
We were made very welcome with teas and coffee and a delicious, home cooked lunch had in friendly company each day.
Hard work and a few aches have definitely not deterred my itch to keep going. I too, am researching tools and would love the opportunity to continue learning and practising stone carving.
Thank you so much Zoe.

Mike Hanson - - #18297

The two of us on the course started with a block of limestone each and after two days (12hours ) of hard work we finished with very presentable garden planters with bird motifs.( Our choice). It was a thoroughly rewarding time and so stimulating that I have put in an offer on some stone tools! As a teacher Zoe was empathetic, encouraging, patient and always helpful. Lunch was included and included home made bread, soup, savoury items and puddings, which were delicious. The work was demanding in terms of concentration and both of us had aching wrists but it was most enjoyable and stimulating. Thank you Zoe for an absorbing experience which I would like to repeat, perhaps with a different stone. I'm hooked! Mike

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