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Stone carving courses, stone masonry courses and letter cutting courses taught by professionally qualified Stone Mason, Eilidh Fridlington, a former Lincoln Cathedral Stonemason with 27 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 - the ideal venue for artistic inspiration being near to the Theatre Royal, Lincoln Drill Hall, The Central Library, The Collection Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire, The Usher Art Gallery and historic Lincoln Cathedral. A map showing the location of the workshop can be found here.

Stonemasonry Courses

The stone masonry courses are based on the production of a classical ovolo mould complete with internal and external mitres, the processes involved being fundamental in the production of all architectural stonework. Whether you're looking to enter the trade as a Stonemason, expand your knowledge of working with stone, involved or interested in restoration and conservation, or perhaps own a stone property in need of maintenance, this course is the ideal place to begin. The duration is 3 days, and during this time you will produce and take home with you an excellent example of architectural stonework demonstrating the skills you have learnt. Current list of stonemasonry courses.

Letter Cutting Courses

The letter cutting courses are based around the processes involved in the application of letter cutting in stone using both classical and contemporary letter forms. The duration is 3 days, during which time those attending will learn the techniques involved in the setting out and cutting of a stone inscription. Current list of letter cutting courses.

Stone Carving Courses

The stone carving courses are based on the creation of gargoyles and grotesques and teach clients of all abilities the important processes involved in the successful creation of these fun and sometimes scary stone creatures. The duration is 3 days, during which time you will produce and take home with you an excellent piece of carving to be proud of. Current list of carving courses.

One Day Taster Courses - Carving The Fleur De Lis

One day taster courses, perfect for the inexperienced and those interested in having a go at carving stone without committing too time. The courses focus on the production of a relief carved fleur de lis, a classical historic ornament. Current list of fleur de lis carving courses.

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are also available for the three day courses and make ideal gifts for birthdays and special occasions - or why not just treat yourself!

Latest Blog Posts From The Ministry Of Stone

The latest blog posts covering our carving, masonry, and letter courses, various commissions, and useful information for working in stone.

Carving A Head With Stuart

The first day of a Carving Gargoyles And Grotesques course with Stuart. Stuart has decided to carve something not too dissimilar to the robot on the cover of Queen’s News Of The World album. As he progresses, the idea is … Continue reading

Simplistic Torso In The Style Of Henry Moore

Simplistic torso in the style of so many others, Henry Moore included. Metheringham limestone, finished with a carving claw #sculpture #stonecarving #henrymoore Original post on Instagram Ministry Of Stone on Instagram

Owl Carving Kit

An owl carving kit produced by myself for Southern Stone. This kit contains everything you need to carve your own owl, including the stone. Step by step photographic instructions are included to take you from the initial block through to … Continue reading