An Introduction to Stone Carving and Sculpture (Feb 7th – 9th)



  • Beginner level class, no previous experience needed
  • Materials, tools and safety gear provided

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Friday: 19:00 – 21:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00


Tommy Lysaght has been involved with stone for over 20 years, working in dry stone construction and restoration, and has been facilitating groups in stone sculpture for the last 4 years.


Tommy works a wide range of groups, including young people, adult education, and probation-funded services.  He is constantly inspired by seeing people overcome their fears of working in such a daunting medium, to the realisation of their ideas in a beautiful natural material.


Participants in this workshop will be guided through the full process of  selecting an appropriate stone, finding/creating and transferring their deign to their stone, and learning basic carving techniques.


Depending on their vision for their piece, participants may complete a bass relief name plate or image, or a more abstract sculptural piece, or will be advised on the completion of more ambitious pieces at home.


The group will gather on Friday evening from 7 –  9pm, to generate ideas and select stones, and carving work will begin on Saturday.


All chisels, mallets and tools and will be available for use over the weekend.   There will be a wide selection of templates available, or participants are welcome to bring any ideas, drawings or images that have caught their eye.


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