Decorative Stone Carving

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This course is intended to give students of all abilities the skills and knowledge to carve stone.

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
SLCT Tutor Andy McFetters

Merryhill Training centre

£ + VAT

This course is intended to give students the skills and knowledge to be able to produce good quality architectural carvings in stone. Attendees will gain knowledge in designing, planning and a range of carving styles guided by our experienced expert tutor.

Learners are encouraged to explore and develop their own image for carving and the course covers how to handle tools and basic carving techniques. The course tutor will give practical demonstrations on each section of the course and guided carving will take place throughout the day. Attendees will be able to create a finished piece of carved work to take home.
Stone and all the tools and equipment required for the course are provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring ideas or sketches of what they would like to carve.

Click here to download PDF copy of the course description (41.3 KB)  

Course Suitability

Each participant will work on their own individual piece and therefore there are likely to be a range of abilities within the class and we will tailor the course to suit each participant. We are always happy to help learners choose the right course. Please contact us if you would like to discuss which course is suitable for you or your employees.

Course Outline

  • Health and Safety
  • Selecting tools
  • Choosing suitable stone
  • Transferring your ‘vision’ into stone
  • The  fundamentals of carving
  • Finishing of work

This course is ILA approved. Click  here to find out if you're eligible for up to £200 a year of ILA funding.

If you would like to book courses using your ILA account please contact us.

Other sources of funding are also available.
To find out more click here.

Please note: The Scottish Lime Centre Trust reserves the right to withdraw or modify any course being offered. In the event of a programme being withdrawn, we will try to find suitable alternatives.

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Scottish Lime Centre Trust is a charity registered in Scotland No: SCO22692

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