Learning to stone carve with Martin Cook at Dovecot Studios

Learning to stone carve with Martin Cook at Dovecot Studios

We are just coming to the end of a weekend  stone carving course at Dovecot Studios and B&B.  It was been a great weekend, very busy but a lot of fun.  It is always great meeting new people and seeing them develop news skills.  Under Martin’s guidance all nine pupils are leaving Dovecot Studio with a piece of Welsh Slate carved by  their own fair hands!  Sandra described the two days course as ‘Excellent, but challenging at times!”.  Matthew, Martin’s son, has been at hand and teaching them all he knows!

It has been a very sociable weekend.  Four of the delegates have been staying here at Dovecot Studio and B&B.  On Saturday evening the four guests all had dinner together at The Chequers Inn in Fingest. The perfect opportunity to talk about their new mutual passion!  Coffee breaks and lunches were buzzing with talk of progress and plans for the future.  I am sure many will take their slate and newly acquired tools home to practice in their own time.

Learning to carve stone is a slow process and a lot of patience is needed.  It has been worth for

Learning to carve lettering at Dovecot Studio
Dovecot B&B
Stone carving with Martin Cook at Dovecot Studio
Dovecot Studio B&B

everyone and they are all feeling really pleased with themselves and judging by their finished pieces they have every right to feel pleased.

Learning to stone carve at Dovecot Studios B and B
Learning to stone carve at Dovecot Studios B and B
Martin Cook Studio
Martin Cook teaching stone carving at Dovecot Studios and B and B
Hard at work learning to carve stone at Dovecot Studios
Hard at work learning to carve stone at Dovecot Studios

Those staying at Dovecot B&B loved it.  We had some lovely comments ‘Beautiful Room and bathroom, Great breakfast’, Thank you Angela, glad you enjoyed your stay.

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