Cumnor OX2 9QZ
Participants on the STONE-CARVING COURSE will meet the tutors, see the working environment of a stone-carver, and learn about stone, tools and safety. They will be encouraged to start designing their piece and, if time, to begin carving their own block of stone.
Each student will work with a wedge-shaped block of stone, specially prepared to form one of 9 voussoirs for a free-standing ‘Romanesque’ arch which will be exhibited – probably in an unfinished state – at the end of the weekend. Designs for each voussoir may be inspired by the carvings on Iffley Church, but participants will be free to work on original designs of their own. After the course the arch will be dismantled so that students can take their own block home. There will be opportunities after the course to complete any unfinished work. It is hoped that the 9 completed blocks will be reassembled in November (date tbc) for exhibition in Iffley Church.
Places on the course are SOLD OUT. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to join the waiting list. Cost for the Stone-Carving course £175.
VISITORS not embarking on the Stone-Carving course are welcome to see round Alex Wenham’s studio. Tickets £10. Numbers limited, please book in advance.
Cumnor OX2 9QZ
Directions. If you’re coming down the A420 from Botley towards Swindon it’s a sharp turn off the dual carriageway immediately after the exit for Wootton and Cumnor. Make sure to give plenty of notice to HGVs behind you(!)