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!
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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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