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
 

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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New for 2016, Lettering courses!

May 7, 2016
At last you have the opportunity to come to bonny Ancrum and learn lettering with me in my rural workshop. I have set aside 2 dates initially for 2 , 2day courses in beginners lettering. The dates are 29th/30th May and 25th/26th June. 
Each course costs £120 per person and includes refreshments, lunch and materials and use of tools. 
Every time I have my open studio I get asked to do these, finally I am !
If you are interested please get in contact. Numbers are strictly limited to 8 people per ...
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Dusty Doors swinging Open!

April 27, 2016
Time has come around again for the annual festival of visual feasting that is Art @ Ancrum. On all weekend from 30th April till 2nd May each day from 10am till 5pm
This year I have lots of new work on show including prints and hand-made books, not to mention new works in stone so dust off your snow boots and follow the sun down the A 68 to Ancrum village.
As usual traditional rock cakes will be on offer for first comers, see you there!
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