Course fees

Fees includes use of tools, stone and equipment. Extra stones are available for a small charge. Catering arrangements vary according to venue.

The Grove: 190, includes refreshments, but please bring a contribution for picnic lunches.

Kirkthwaite Old School, Cowgill: 285 includes refreshments, but please bring your own lunch. To book a place contact Lynne Alexander at and see for more details.

Classes run by eminent lettercarver John Neilson: My colleague John Neilson will be running two courses this year in Powys: 22-25 June (contact Dr Kevin Blockley,,, 01686 412744/413857). And 9-13 July (contact John 01691 791403 or for more information.

To book a place or enquire about a course please contact me. Details of accommodation are available. Kirkthwaite Old School venue also has rooms to rent during the course ? more details on request.

lettercarving courses

Beginners and intermediate workshops

These workshops are for ten to twelve people, shaped to individual needs, and hosted in a variety of interesting venues mainly in Cumbria. Unless otherwise shown, course length is three days. An introductory slide show will be followed by demonstrations of lettering styles, drawing techniques and methods of carving with chisels, and much individual tuition. Stone, tools and materials are provided, though students are welcome to bring their own stone and project. Please note, course times and catering vary between venues. Unless otherwise shown, these are beginners courses for anyone with enthusiasm and a little patience...

Dates for the next courses are to be announced soon. Please check back.