Stone masonry, stone carving, and letter cutting in stone courses taught by professionally qualified Stone Mason, Eilidh Fridlington; a former Lincoln Cathedral Stonemason with 28 years of experience in architectural stonework and carving. She served her apprenticeship at the cathedral and is a holder of a distinction in Advanced City & Guilds Stonemasonry; the highest designation obtainable.
The courses are held in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, at purpose-built workshop premises within the Terrace, situated in the heart of Lincoln’s Cultural Quarter. A map showing the location of the workshop can be found here.
Stone masonry is one of the oldest trades, and the tools and techniques have remained the same for centuries.
Our stonemasonry courses teach clients the core fundamentals of architectural stonework through the working of an ovolo, complete with mitred returns. The ovolo is a classical masonry mould formed from a quarter circle bound by two fillets, and can be found in numerous guises from classical architecture through to modern day.
This masonry courses are ideal for all skill levels, and are particularly suitable if you’ve no prior experience of working with stone. The stone used for the masonry courses is a locally sourced Lincolnshire limestone. Current list of stonemasonry courses.
Letter Cutting Courses
Our letter cutting in stone courses are both the ideal introduction to lettering in stone, and the perfect opportunity to enhance your existing skills.
Using a hands on approach, we discuss and practice the fundamental constructs needed for successful letter cutting in stone in both classical and contemporary styles, before applying them to the piece of lettering you’ll be taking home with you.
If you’ve previous experience of cutting letters then we can add to your skill set and increase the rate at which you work. Current list of letter cutting courses.
Stone Carving Courses
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to carve stone, then our stone carving courses are the ideal place to discover the techniques and to develop the skills involved. The stone used for carving is a locally sourced Lincolnshire limestone.
We use the direct carving method, so there’s no need for any preliminary drawing or model making; using this hands on approach allows you to let your skills develop as we progress, rather than struggle with trying to copy something from the off.
The theme for the carving courses is gargoyles and grotesques, however, please feel free to bring along any ideas you may have. Current list of stone carving courses.
One Day Taster Stone Carving Courses - Carving The Fleur De Lis
The one day taster courses are perfect if you're interested in having a go at stone carving, but don't want to commit too much time.
The course focuses on the production of a relief carved fleur de lis, a classical historic ornament. Current list of fleur de lis carving courses.
Gift certificates are available for the three day courses and make ideal gifts for birthdays and special occasions - or why not just treat yourself!