Oliver Coe - Master Mason
Stone Carving Courses
Stone House Carving Courses
Budding artists can head to Carmarthen to try their hand at the intricate art of stone carving with Stonehouse Carving courses, the ideal option for creative types looking for an out-of-the-ordinary escape this summer.
For the Beginner
During the stone carving course you will learn how to draw out and carve a design in relief such as a York Rose or a Green Man.
To begin with you will learn what types of stone are best for carving and how to use the specialist tools. If you progress well and complete your first piece you will be able to move onto a design of your own. The course will teach you enough to be able to complete a second carving at home.
For the Improver
You are encouraged to bring with you a design, sketch or model of something you would like to carve. If the design is feasible you will be given advice and tutoring on how to go about carving your own design or how it might be adapted to suit the medium of stone.
On Completion of the Course
At the end of the course you will be able to take home at least one completed stone carving. We will also provide you with information about where to purchase tools and equipment to continue and develop your skills at home.
Included in the Cost
• Stone for your first and second carving, use of tools and equipment for the duration of the course.
• Health and safety equipment such as goggles and gloves. You must bring your own stout boots and workwear.
• Home cooked lunches and all refreshments.
• A small basic area which can be used for camping free of charge.
Start Date: 19th September 2015 (Saturday/Sunday)
Duration: 2 days
Cost: £165.00 (incl. lunch, materials and use of tools)
Start Date: 29th August 2015 (Saturday/Sunday/Monday)
Duration: 3 days
Cost: £195.00 (incl. lunch, materials and use of tools)
The courses are kept to a maximum number of 8 so that tutoring can be focused around the individual.
We can offer tailor made packages to suit individual or group requirements.
For bookings and further information please see www.stonehousecarving.co.uk
The Course Tutor
Oliver is a qualified and skilled craftsman with over 25 years experience of carving and stonemasonry. Oliver is director of Coe Stone Ltd, a company which specialises in the repair and care of historic buildings and monument.
See www.olivercoe.com for further details.