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Three day, professionally taught stonemasonry courses designed to teach clients of all abilities the processes involved in the production of 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, these masonry courses are the ideal place for you to begin.
The 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. The ovolo mould can be found in many guises in both historic and modern architecture from classical columns to the basis of egg and dart ornamentation. During each course the following areas are addressed:
- Selection of suitable stone including identification of defects.
- Correct selection, use and sharpening of tools.
- Working true flat surfaces without twist from rough blocks.
- Marking out of templates.
- Correct methods of working mouldings.
- Marking out of internal and external mitres.
The stone used is Maltese limestone, an easy to work stone that retains excellent detail.
Upon completion of the course you’ll take home with you an excellent example of architectural stonework demonstrating your understanding of the processes involved in its production.
Everyone who has attended the courses has achieved excellent results, and taken away with them fantastic pieces of work; testimony to the professional level of instruction given throughout.
Please note that tools and stone are provided for use during all courses, and that you take away with you your finished piece at the end of the three days. The only things you'll need to bring are clothes suitable to work in, and footwear suitable for a workshop environment.
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