Stone Days 22

Stone Carving Workshops

Friday 23rd Sept ● Saturdays 15th Oct 12th Nov ● 10th Dec 2022

8 places available each day, 9am - 4pm, fee £110 for the day

 

These workshops enable anyone to try their hand at the ancient craft of stonemasonry under the supervision of the talented Master Mason from the stonemasons' Guild of St Stephen and St George and his assistant craftsmen. The Master Mason is a past master at Windsor Castle, the Doge's Palace Venice and the Vatican.Students will receive expert advice from him on handling tools and working the stone to achieve beautiful results. All materials and tools are provided and participants will return home with their own hand-made masterpiece.

 

Master Mason   Composite Capital - work in progress   Journeyman at work

Participants on previous Stone Days said:

"Had a fantastic day. Stephen was a delightful tutor, helpful and informative. The whole experience was rewarding and good humoured, regardless of ability. Many thanks."

"Thank you so much for a fun day – most informative. Loved the practical work but also the story."

I'd never done anything like this but after a short while I felt at home and comfortable with the tools. A great time of work, learning and inspiration."

“Excellent and fascinating session. The time just flew by … Loved it.”

“Enjoyable, rewarding and challenging. A friendly and informative team – came away with an appreciation for the craft.”

“I loved this workshop. A great teacher. Enjoyed learning the philosophy around stonemasonry as well as some techniques. A great opportunity in fabulous surroundings.”

The workshops are held in the apposite surroundings of the beautifully crafted Neo-gothic Mansion. Refreshments are available throughout the day from our cafe. They offer a unique and totally different experience - why not consider a day as a special gift for family or friends?

We have spaces on all the advertised dates (just one left on 19th August)

Please contact the office to book: email info@woodchestermansion.org.uk

Follow this link to see some examples of the work of the stonemasons' guild at their exhibition last year.