Preparing for the last Stone Carving Workshop of the year, then straight on with the commissions….

soup and pizza    Tasty snacks a

I’ve kept my carving work under wraps this autumn as I’ve worked on several different projects, making the progress of each slower and less photo-worthy. However I hope to put up some nice photos of my 15th century tomb-style lion before Christmas…Watch this space over the next few weeks :>)

Today I’m preparing food for the last Stone Carving Workshop this year (I’ve held one a month in my workshop).  My students don’t just get top tuition, quality tools to use and a great, professional environment to learn in, but delicious, home-cooked food to fuel their progress – as you can see from the photos of past fare.

Enjoyable though they are, the workshops have been slowing down the completion of my carving commissions so I won’t be running any until next May. They book up fast, so if you would like to book a place for next summer – get in touch soon!


Stone Carving Workshop


Day 1 of the first Stone Carving Workshop in my recently refurbished workshop (it now has lots of daylight and doesn’t leak).  Didn’t take long to sully it’s pristine purity as chunks of stone flew in a frenzy of creativity.  I find these workshops really inspiring as the students come with little or no experience, but 100% energy and enthusiasm.  There isn’t time on a three-day course to dither or be too precious.  Because my work is so methodical and careful, I learn as much from my students’ ‘get stuck in’ attitude as they learn from me. Its a win/win situation :>)