This day offers an introduction to stone carving using natural forms for inspiration.
You will be working on small blocks of Maltese Limestone. It is a very soft stone and relatively easy to shape with rifflers, files and chisels, so the results will be quick to see. It can also be sawn, and a variety of shapes and textures can be produced very easily.
Maltese Limestone is good for producing a pleasing sculptural shape in one day, and you will be given guidance in the use of all tools and techniques. Relevant and interesting books will also be there for information and inspiration.
This course is held in the purpose-built carving studio in the Sculpture Courtyard which is open-fronted, allowing excellent ventilation for this dusty activity.
The studio is a short walk from the main College, and there are toilets nearby in the Old Dairy.
You will definitely have an enjoyable and fulfilling day with a tutor that will inspire you.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
Over the last twenty years Simon Keeley MA has been designing and carving stone carvings for important buildings such as Westminster Abbey, Westminster School, and Harley Street in London. In recent years he has won Gold and Silver awards for The Craft and Design Magazine.