Design and Carve in stone your own letters, words, symbols carving in Relief or Intaglio with Pip Hall, a 3 day course.
Pip Hall is a nationally renowned professional Stone Carver of many years experience. Her work can be seen widely throughout the north of England in poetry walks and other beautiful additions to many of our city centres. These include the Stanza Stones near Ilkley (Simon Armitage) and the more recently completed Bronte Stones between Howarth and Thornton on the York Moors.
Not only a wonderful craftsman, Pip's also a great tutor and has a creative eye for layout. She will help you set out your words and pictures so they look really professional - as well as teaching you how to carve them. She comes with stone carving equipment and easels or blocks for a whole class. Pictures show student work.
9.30am – 4.00pm
£295 inc a tasty lunch, all refreshments & home baking each day
Material Charges : perhaps £5-£10 depending on the stone used.
Sun 1st September to Tuesday 3rd September 2024
Typically this course runs with around 8-9 students. There may be a small additional materials charge depending on stone used, feel free to bring your own and Pip will deem whether it is suitable.
Please bring: All stone carving equipment is provided as well and tuition and expertise from Pip. If you have your own safety goggles bring them along.Wear comfortable loose clothes, preferably layered so you may peel off as necessary. You may work indoors or out, there will be canopies available to work under if preferred, alternatively an unheated studio space will be available.
About the Artist Pip's three day course is suitable for all abilities, perfect for anyone with enthusiasm and a little patience. It will include slide shows and demonstrations of lettering styles, proportion, spacing and form of design, the difference in stone types, drawing techniques and methods of carving with chisels, particularly the v shape for lettering, followed by individual tuition. Those who enrol will discover the delight of getting lost in the stonemasons space ..see above left for many pictures of previous courses held at Greystoke over previous years. Below are a few samples of Pip's amazing work. Above are students work.