Lettering courses in 2019

January 15, 2019
I am running carving and lettering courses from the beautiful courtyard garden of Harestanes this year. 
Dates include - the weekend of15/16 June and Thursday and Friday - 12/13 September.
We gather for a cuppa at 9.30 and then start to explore the possibilities for the 2 days - you will finish with a piece of at least 4 letters

Snowed off but busy planning

January 19, 2018
The weather has treated us to lots lovely white stuff which has meant I have been able to spend time at home hatching plans and designing work .I am running a 2 day lettering course at Buy Design - just over the road from Ancrum this August 25 and 26th in the lovely courtyard there.see the web-site for booking and details - thebigtreesociety.co.uk I am also taking part in Art@Ancrum for the May bank holiday - artatancrum.org.uk
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Letter cutting workshops for the Autumn

September 8, 2017
The weekends are 16/17 September and 21/22 October . There will no longer be dates in November or December but I intend running workshops in the New year in a nearby venue. Please see the tab on courses. 
So far the September weekend is definitely going ahead, but I need people to sign up for Octobers workshop!
Stone carving is a wonderfully therapeutic activity which requires only enthusiasm and a little patience for success
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Letter cutting workshops

July 25, 2017

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Letter cutting Workshops for the Autumn

July 25, 2017
I will be running weekend courses in beginners letter cutting from a stone workshop in Jedburgh this Autumn. Dates so far- 16/17 September, October 21/22, November 18/19, December 9/10. 
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That time of year again

April 18, 2017
Art at Ancrum fast approaches. This means my studio is swept and tidied and transformed to a gallery space for the long bank holiday weekend -  29, 30 April 1st May .

Do come along! You never know what treasures lurk behind the dusty blue doors. And if you come early there are the traditional free rock buns on offer! See you there!
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Trip to the Quarry

December 8, 2016
Last week me and my small son set off to the south lakes to pick up some slate. It was easier , quicker and far more picturesque than ordering it online. We stayed at Grasmere and then drove south in the glorious sunshine to the quarry which has a spectacular view of the mountains. I wandered round choosing slates for more than an hour!
One has already become a house sign.
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Every Child is an Artist

August 24, 2016

Here is lettering Kenyan style!
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Lettering Course this Sunday, Monday- 28th 29th August.

August 24, 2016
This course is now fully booked ! There are more dates coming up in the Autumn and a new venue. Courses will be held in Jedburgh at Igneous Stone Surfaces . This will have the added advantage of wonderful slates to choose from and an award winning cafe next door. I will keep you posted. In the meantime a photo of an entirely different lettering project which I did with children in Kenya this summer.
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Out In Africa

July 1, 2016
I am spending 3 weeks with my brother-in-law in Kenya where we are working on art projects in the 2 local village schools.It is all quite basic here and with only patchy internet I may not respond to enqiries about courses immediately but be assured I will get back to you  on my returrn on 20th July, if not sooner.

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