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I offer 2, 3 and 4 day courses in stone carving for people with all levels of experience, especially beginners. If you are thinking of trying this out for the first time, don't worry about not being able to do it. Soft limestone is easy to carve - an 80 year old lady from Mexico was one of my pupils, and she had more trouble understanding what I said than managing the work! See below for some student testimonials.         

For information about dates, and

 prices, please email me

Courses Include:
One-on-One Tuition by Professional Carver
Small Group-up to 7
1 Block of Limestone
Use of Tools




               In France

At my home in Calvados, Normandy, about 45 minutes by car 

from Caen port. I can organise gite accommodation nearby. 

Midday meals are available at the local village restaurant, or you

 can bring a packed lunch, and prepare it in my kitchen. 

There are 3 sailings most days from Portsmouth to Caen with

 Brittany Ferries.



             In England  

At 'The Studio', Chesterton, nr Bicester, Oxon

( I am standing on the right, student Sarah showing 

the wonderful sculpture she has made close-up here)


Student testimonials 

My experience as an artist and teacher of art has always been about building an image; layering paint or adding clay.
It was a completely new experience to work on a piece of limestone and have to consider my design from the 'outside-in'. 

Steve was a brilliant teacher, always keeping an eye on us, but giving us the confidence to work independently....
Two brilliant days - thank you so much!


Emma Delpech, Gresham's School, Norfolk


'Really impressed with what could be achieved in such a short amount of time.. found it incredibly satisfying and theraputic.'
Stephen was a really good teacher.
Not to overbearing but happy to help and guide...'

Ester Malloy, London.


Thought it was a great because it was so flexible and you could go with a set idea or, as I did, make it up as you go along...
IŽd thoroughly recommend it and would say to people not to be put off by the thought that stone is a tough medium to work with...'


Robin Thomas, Cirencester.