Stone – Part 1

We recently had our introductory stone carving class at Willowbank with instructor John Laundry.

The block pictured below is sandstone with a battered margin.  The rest of the surface was ‘sparrow pecked’.  Everything was done my hand with punches and chisels.


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I think I see some more tool making in my near future.  I really enjoyed working with stone, and think I may have to forge myself a complete set of stone carving chisels.  Looking forward to our next (longer) carving session at the end of the school term.  This is certainly a craft I’d like to explore further.

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