Stonecarving Workshop

With only three weeks left on our Stonecarving Workshop, some participants are choosing to finish off their original pieces of stone and move on to another design that they have had in mind.

Mike began carving the outline in a new piece of stone, in the shape of a boar.  Below, in the top two images, are what his progress looked like yesterday, with his new piece of stone, and the boar’s outline.  Below these new images, are pictures of his progress through the weeks of workshops of the bust which he has now completed.

Alice popped into yesterday’s first session to finish off her owl figure, by carving a beautifully delicate image of a tree into the red painted stone on the back of the owl image.  In the images below you can view her progress and how the final image of the tree (top, left) currently stood in Sundays class.

In the next lot of images below, are what Angela has been working on for the past few weeks.  As you can see in the top left-hand image, her brilliant double-sided figure of Laurel and Hardy is becoming more and more defined.


We are using the reclaimed stone from the recently knocked down Drumfrochar Road flats, and once sculpted, the stone shall be used as part of a garden, linking the past through the reclaimed stone, and the present through the new sculptures.

We’d love if new participants could come along and begin work on a piece of stone from Drumfrochar and learn a new skill. We’d love for the carvings to be themed around Broomhill, or Greenock, but if not, we’re quite happy for that too!

If you want to come along to stone carving, the workshops are free and are running every Sunday until the 21st of May, from 12.30 to 2.30, with an unsupervised lunch break, then back for the later session from 3.30 to 5.30.

Children are very welcome to come along but must be accompanied by an adult.  Participants are very welcome to come along to the morning, or afternoon class, as well as both.



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