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!
www.artatancrum.org.uk
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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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