Charlotte De Syllas

HARDSTONE & GEMSTONE CARVING. 2 INTENSIVE 5 DAY COURSES THIS SUMMER FOR 4 STUDENTS IN EACH (with one assistant)

WORKSHOPS: 8th June - 12 June, JULY WORKSHOP FULL

All equipment & stone provided in spacious studio in Norfolk - Meadow Barn, Manson Green, Hingham, Norfolk NR9 4QA Beginners and those who have some experience welcome. We have saws, grinders, carving spindles and pendant drills. Burrs, files & polishing pastes so that you can go from sawing a piece of rough stone to blocking it out, carving it and polishing the finished article. We work mostly with the chalcedony & quartz family, as this is hard so that gemstones will not surprise when you move on to more valuable stone. If trimming & drilling is what you want to achieve rather than full carving that is also OK. Please email any questions you need answering.

COST £550

B&B's can be found on the Internet around Hingham but you will need a car, as we are 2 miles from Hingham or other villages. CAMPING, you can camp on our land. There is a kitchen & loo in the small barn. Showers can be taken in our house. To cover mowing and cooking gas there is a charge of £25. We provide a 5metre tent as a sitting room for campers to socialize although the small barn is also useful for this.

If students cannot come by car we will pick you up from either Wymondham or Norwich and make sure you can get to a supermarket if camping. If more than one comes by train then they must organize to come together as the stations are 30mins away.

Deposits of £250 need to be paid by mid April for the June class and mid May for the July class. This will secure your place. Deposits are not refundable if a place is cancelled in under a month before the start of the course.