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Introduction to Stone Carving

with Alyosha Stone 

Sat 1 July 2023 @ 10:30 am - Sat 8 July 2023 @ 4:30 pm

The Workshop

Alyosha Stone leads this 2-day workshop, taking place on two Saturdays in July. The course offers a comprehensive introduction to the ancient skill of stone carving.

Participants will be taught chisel techniques, as well as the methods of carving in incised forms and in relief using a flat piece of soft bath stone or Portland limestone. You may prepare a design beforehand to bring along on paper or create it on the day, taking inspiration from the exhibition Signs of the Seaside.

Alyosha will lead participants through the process of carving their design, including the creation of simple letterforms on their stone. Each participant will be given a set of tools to use on the day and will also be provided with a piece of stone. Lunch will be provided on both days.

The Artist

Alyosha is a stone carver and sculptor based in Brighton with a workshop in Wivelsfield. He was originally trained as a mason and restoration stone carver but has developed his own practice over the last twenty years to create a series of work mixing the traditional with the contemporary.

Alyosha has been involved with public art commissions in many different parts of the country and exhibits his sculptural work both locally and further afield.

Signs of the Seaside runs from 29 April – 3 September 2023 

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