Short Course – Stone Carving

A five-day course for beginners or those with little stonemasonry or carving experience.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

The course will introduce the hand tools and techniques for working stone. Students will then progress to creating a carved form in limestone, based on a choice of architectural and ornamental carvings.
Set in our well-equipped stonemasonry workshops, the course will be an opportunity to learn about the basics of stonemasonry and see how techniques can be used to make a simple form in stone.
The course will be delivered by stonecarver Miriam Johnson,, who has worked on commissions throughout the UK and overseas. She has produced carvings for Southwark Cathedral, the Victoria and Albert Museum and The Worshipful Company of Masons, as well as working on the conservation of Elizabeth Tower in London.  Most recently Miriam has been teaching for the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts outreach school in Al Ula, Saudi Arabia.

To register your interest, please use our online application form.

  • College certificate
  • Interest in stone work
  • No prior experience necessary

You will need to bring:

  • Steel toe-capped boots (to be worn at all times while on course)
  • H or 2H pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser/rubber
  • Pens/pencils
  • Notebook/paper
  • Dates and times to be confirmed
  • To be confirmed
  • N/A (college certification only)
  • Opportunity to gain material for portfolio or develop your experience in sculpture, design or architectural conservation.
  • Other stone carving mainstream programme
  • To find out more about our stonemasonry courses please ring the College on 020 8522 1705 or why not attend an open day!
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