The Stone Carving Workshop


Details of course dates and prices are here.

All our stone carving courses are taught by Pete Graham, who is a highly experienced sculptor and fully qualified teacher. You can find out more about Pete and see examples of his work on his website and our about us page. We run taster days, weekend courses and regular evening sessions from our base in Cornwall and Pete regularly offers one and two day courses at other venues.

The maximum group size for any course is five carvers and the emphasis is always on making sure each individual develops their skills and produces a satisfying piece of work. Course content is described on this page, but we would stress that there is always flexibility within this to meet the needs of each student. If you have any questions about the course content, or how this fits in with what you would like to do, please just ask.

Follow this link for a review of our one day taster course from the Good Cornwall Guide.

All our courses are flexible and you can choose to concentrate on letter carving, relief carving or fully 3-d. Below is a short description of what will be covered on a one or two day letter carving or relief carving course.

Letter carving Taster day

An introduction to the tools and techniques used to create inscriptions in stone. Learn the process of composition, setting out, carving and finishing a simple inscription.

Relief carving taster day

An introduction to the tools and techniques used to create a relief carving in stone. Learn the process of marking out, creating depth and modelling your design.

Two day letter carving course

Carve and complete an inscription in limestone. Come away with your own house sign or decorative plaque. Learn the techniques of V-cut letter carving in limestone. More…

Two day relief carving course

Create a decorative relief in Limestone. Learn about carving techniques, creating shadow and contrast and complete a plaque carved with an animal or Celtic design. More…


All carving tools and materials will be provided along with safety glasses. We will be working with limestone, which is safe to hand-carve without using a dust mask. You can choose to work on a stone carving bench or an adjustable easel, which will allow you to find the most comfortable way of working. It is recommended that you wear sturdy footwear such as steel-capped shoes/boots or hiking boots.


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