Stone Carving Course on Saturday 17th October

Early Medieval Stone Carving Course

The early medieval period is particularly rich in bold carved decorative patterns and designs. This one day stone carving course led by stone carver and sculptor Nick Durnan will give participants the opportunity to carve a simple piece of Anglo Saxon or Romanesque decoration in local limestones based on early medieval carvings and sculpture in Somerset churches and at the Museum of Somerset. The course is inspired by the Museum’s recent acquisition of an Anglo-Saxon carving depicting St Peter that was found at Dowlish Wake.

The course is suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience of stone carving. Stone and tools are provided along with a wide range of drawings and prints of carvings which can be used by the participants as a basis for their carving. Examples of studies of Saxon and Romanesque stone carvings will also available.

Saturday 17th October 2015

10am to 4pm

The Museum of Somerset

Cost £15, including tea and coffee.  All places must be booked.  Ring 01823 255088.

The event is sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.