Letter Cutting in Stone

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

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

Merryhill Training centre

£ + VAT

The course is an ideal starting point for those interested in both the setting out and application of cutting letters in stone. 

Click here to download a PDF copy of the course description (43.1 KB) 

During the course students are introduced to the basics of both classical and contemporary letter forms by means of the creation of a simple inscription from initial design through to cutting and finishing techniques.

Please note that tools and materials are provided and that attendees can take away finished pieces at the end of the course.

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;
  • Choosing stone for letter cutting;
  • Choosing and caring for tools;
  • Cut precise straight lines;
  • Setting out;
  • Cutting letters;
  • 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 In the event of a programme being withdrawn, we will try to find suitable alternatives.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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