Weekend Workshop: Stone Carving

9th November 2019 | 10am-5pm | 54 Bell Street, Glasgow

Carved stone decoration defines Glasgow’s style. Look up anywhere in the city centre, and you will be greeted by facades and details that are an enduring testament to the craftsmanship and skill of thousands of stonemasons over two centuries. Carving in stone is both an art and a craft, and has for millennia defined much of the architecture we value.

This stone carving course will take participants in-depth into the techniques of cutting and carving relief into limestone. Using the tools of the trade you will cut lines, letters, curves, and forms.

The sessions will run 10am-5pm with a break for lunch. Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided, along with all protective equipment and materials. Participants are advised to wear close-toed shoes.

Simon Burns-Cox is an award-winning sculptor and stone carver based in Edinburgh. He is an Associate Member of the Letter Exchange and a Licenciate Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, London. In addition to sculpting on commission, he runs training courses for stone carvers of all levels.

£90 for all-day course, includes equipment and materials 


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