Botanical stone carving
Create a botanical-themed stone carving within the beautiful setting of Kew Gardens.
In this two day workshop, create a beautiful, botanical-themed relief stone carving inspired by nature.
Use hand tools to carve a 20 x 20cm tablet of UK-sourced limestone into an attractive artwork to take home with you.
The topics we'll cover include:
- designing a relief
- using a flat chisel to set out your design
- creating the illusion of depth
- making textures with a claw chisel
- using a riffler to smooth your design and add detail
You'll develop your creativity as well as your craft skills to produce a flowing organic design with overlapping layers. The finished pieces can be displayed indoors or in your garden.
This practical, hands-on class is suitable for anyone who is interested in art or craft, and able to use both hands to hold a small mason’s hammer and chisel.
About the tutor
Amanda makes abstract stone sculptures inspired by plants and fungi. She loves carving in the company of others and celebrates nature, community and care for the environment through her work.
She is a qualified teacher and has years of experience teaching children and adults from beginners to university level. Amanda has an honours degree in Fine Art – Sculpture and a Masters in Art and Architecture
Amanda has completed numerous public art commissions including the Forestry Commission & Southampton council.
She has recently completed a sculpture and drawing project celebrating biodiversity in ancient woodlands.