The Stone Carving Workshop


We are a husband and wife team who jointly host stone carving courses in Cornwall. Pete also runs courses at a variety of venues around the country.

Pete Graham

For more about my carving, please have a look at my personal website:

I am a sculptor, carver and teacher with over 20 years’ experience. After graduating with a BA in Fine Art followed by a PGCE, I taught art in secondary schools for many years while practising as a sculptor in a range of media. I went on to postgraduate study in Architectural Stone Carving at the City and Guilds of London School of Art and I now work as an independent carver and letter cutter. I take great pleasure in helping every student to achieve their goals, whether that’s trying carving for the first time, developing a specific skill or moving forward with a particular carving project. My training and practice encompass the classical forms of architectural carving and lettering as well as more contemporary and expressive sculpture. As a tutor, I can thus offer guidance in the style of carving which most interests each individual student.

I come from Newcastle-upon-Tyne and still have strong ties to the North East. Away from the studio I love rock climbing and getting out to the moors of Northumberland or the Lakeland fells as often as possible, as well as enjoying the granite Tors of Devon and Cornwall.

Celia Robbins

After studying Art History, I diverted into a career in environment and sustainable development that has taken in university research and spells with the Environment Agency and National Trust. I am currently doing an MSc as well as working with Pete to develop his stone carving business and host The Stone Carving Workshop courses. Originally from Plymouth, I have links to Cornwall going back to the late ‘80s when my sister settled in Lanlivery. I am a keen rower and in any spare time you will find me in a boat on the river Fowey at Castle Dore Rowing Club, or on the Tyne when visiting the North.

We both love to cook – food and hospitality are a big part of The Stone Carving Workshop courses, have a look at our food page to find out more.


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