Two Day Stone Letter Carving and Relief Course January 2020

Two Day Stone Letter Carving and Relief Course January 2020

The Two Day Stone Letter Carving and Relief Course with Simon Burns-Cox at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is designed for complete beginners or for those who have participated on The Two Day Introductory Course and want to continue or for those who have some basic experience in stone.  Maximum of five participants and open to all levels.  If you cannot attend the course, individual tuition is available throughout the year at a mutually convenient time.
Before the course begins, you will be asked to look at different types of lettering and design styles and to think about what you would like to produce and carve during the course. Please wear suitable clothing and safety glasses will be provided.

The course will include the following:

At the beginning of the session, there will be a review about the tools and how to use them correctly. The student will be reminded about the importance of the V cut and different ways to cut stone. There will be a discussion about what students would like to carve. Realistically, one word is achievable in two days if you have some experience. Students who have already attended a course will continue with their project.

Before the carving process begins, there will also be a discussion about style, proportion, spacing and form and the importance of drawing before preparation. We will look at how to transfer your design from your sketches on paper to the stone. Students will then begin to draw their design in preparation for carving. Students will work on their project with personalised tuition and guidance from Simon throughout the day.


The next Two Day Stone Letter Carving and Relief Course will take place on Saturday 18th and 25th January 2020 from 9.30 to 17.00. The course price is £165 with the use of stone and tools included. To reserve a place on the course, please contact Simon Burns-Cox at or email him at [email protected] and he will send you a booking form. Payment is required at the time of booking. There is a Cancellation and Health and Safety policy and all participants must abide by The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s Health and Safety Regulations. Gift vouchers are available and valid for 12 months at

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