STONE CARVING FOR BEGINNERS with John Davey, Sculpture by the Lakes, Saturday, 05. October 2019

This one-day workshop is for those wanting to learn and find pleasure in discovering stone carving. You will start with an introduction to tools and types of stone, followed by direct carving to get the feeling of tools and material. You will also learn about preparation of designs and templates and how to rough-out for specific shapes. Techniques on finishing will also be covered and how tool marks can be used to enrich the quality of your final piece. 

“Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop”. Michelangelo.

John Davey began his studies in Bournemouth, Dorset followed by three years at Brighton Polytechnic attaining a BA (with Hons). He worked as assistant to Phillip King, PRA and Pierre Vivant at the Tout Quarry Sculpture Park in Portland, and then went on to further hone his skills working in a French stone quarry. John has taught workshops both in France and England, and, most notably, the Common Ground Project based in Dorset, sponsored by the Henry Moore and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundations, and for the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in its Pont du Gard project, a Roman stone bridge aqueduct.

Lunch, tea and coffee is included for all students, please advise regarding dietary requirements when booking or on the booking form.

Saturday, 05. October 2019, Sculpture by the Lakes, STONE CARVING FOR BEGINNERS with John Davey

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