Stone Sculpure 3 day workshop


Organizer: Quirky Workshops

Name: Greystoke Cycle Cafe

Phone: 01768 483984




Penrith, Cumbria,
CA11 0UT

Price Notes

Adult £330, including coffees, teas, home-made cakes, biscuits and wholesome 2-course lunch every day for the 3 days. Hot drinks on the first evening. Stone pieces will be charged extra payable at the start of the course. Clay is provided for maquettes.


On the C2C Cycle route 200 yds north of Greystoke village green, direction Blencowe. We welcome all cyclists and walkers and ask all those with cars to walk the 350yds from the village car park around the Greystoke Castle walls. We can offer parking in our driveway to cycle support vehicles and those attending our workshop days, Bus links to Penrith and Keswick. Penrith railway station 5 miles


Starts evening of Sun 27th May - then Mon 28th to Wed 30th May 2018 9.30 - 4pm each day We are delighted that award winning stone carver Simon Keeley MA from Surrey will be travelling north to Greystoke to take a 3+ day course.Simon has been carving in stone for some 20 years and teaching his craft to students of all abilities throughout the UK and abroad for the last ten. During this exciting course you will be carving a 3d form of your choice, be it abstract and 'Moorish' or perhaps something more traditional. The course will begin on the Sunday evening with Simon leading you through the processes of first drawing and then creating a 'maquette' (a clay model) of your chosen piece. On Monday morning Simon will demonstrate the stone carving process and over the following 3 days working under his watchful eye you will be guided through the world of the Stone carver working in three dimensions and carefully sculpting your design in stone. There is plenty of accommodation in the village and environs and several local pubs for evening meals. Simon has recently (and consistently) won awards for his work in the much acclaimed 'Craft and Design' publication. After one of his Gold awards, a judge commented: 'All the finalists show exceptional skill and creativity but for me the work of Simon Keeley takes my breath away. He is not just an immensely skilled stone carver, he has exceptional draftsmanship and the ability to adapt his skills to traditional and contemporary styles of work. Perhaps for me though, it is his desire to not just demonstrate his skills and have his work on view for all to see, but to pass on his skills through teaching at workshops and on courses that stands him out above the other finalists. All craft skills used today are based on those used for centuries by generations of master craftsmen and the passing on of these skills to future generations is vital to the survival of the skills and to enable our children and grandchildren to experience the joy that owning – and maybe creating - a skilfully made, beautiful piece of handcrafted work brings to our everyday lives'.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
27/05/2018 30/05/2018 17:00 to 21:00 09:30 to 16:00