Stone Carving Course

A masterclass in Stone Carving and Lettering

This 3-day master class focusses on stone carving with the emphasis on letter cutting. It is suitable for all skill levels.

The power of words and images are forever held in stone when executed correctly and a valuable skill to all who work with stone or want to work with stone.

Combining relaxation over a long weekend in rural Tipperary and an intimate workshop of eight students, days will be spent drawing, planning out and carving beautiful fonts in slate, limestone and sandstone. A trip to the famous Rock of Cashel and a tour of it's graveyard is included, where Karin will talk about the aesthetics and methods involved in the various different grave markers on site. Evenings can be spent discovering Cashel, Thurles, Clonmel or Kilkenny or with other participants around a warm fire eating hearty food and discussing the many avenues of stone and it's inspiration to carve and cut.

Tools and materials will be provided and will also be available to purchase during workshop.

Course Tutor: Karin Sprague
Internationally acclaimed letter-carver, Karin Sprague of Rhode Island, USA will lead this three day master-class in stone carving and lettering. Karin will be focusing on the ancient art of carving letters in stone. Through her profession as a monumental sculptor she has been carving words in stone, soulful expressions marking moments in time, for more than twenty years. Karin's understanding of design and her knowledge of fonts allows students to explore freely the world of lettering.

Friday 5th September: 10am - 5pm
Saturday 6th September: 10am - 6pm
Sunday 7th September: 10am - 4pm

Course Fee: €300, includes camping, 2 continental breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 evening meals


This event listing is compiled for informational purposes only and is correct at time of publication. Event listings may be subject to change by the organisers and readers are advised to contact the organisers directly for the most up to date information. DCCI cannot be held responsible for any alterations to the existing schedule.

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05 to 07 September 2014


Caravantasia, Crohane, Killenaule, Thurles, Co. Tipperary



Further Information

Tom Pollard
086 862 7306

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