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NEWS & EVENTS
 
2019
 
Warminster School Stone Casting Project - Bench
 
A BUSY YEAR

It’s been a busy years as ever at the Stone Carving Studio. We’ve had some incredible work come out of the workshop, and it couldn’t be more varied. Here are just a few of the wonderful pieces made by students. It never ceases to amaze me the quality and imagination of the work done by my wonderful stone carvers!

 
 
     
 
 
Warminster School Stone Casting Project - Bench
 
TRIPS OUT
Wells Cathedral
2019

A large group of stone carvers met up at Wells Cathedral for a talk with Derek Carr and Laurence Kelland about the restoration of the West Front in the 1980’s, a project they were both involved with. Derek carved many of the replacement sculptures and Laurence was part of the ground breaking techniques of stone conservation that were developed there. They gave a fascinating insight into working on a historic masterpiece.

After a slap up lunch they went on to do a tour of the hidden places in the Cathedral. This included the setting out room where you can still see the Medieval geometry scribed on to the floor. Then onto the roof spaces, which really open up an understanding of exactly how the cathedral was constructed. Along the way they saw stones illustrated with centuries of graffiti scribbled by its builders.

 
 
 
Warminster School Stone Casting Project - Bench
 
TRIPS OUT
Anthony Gormley, Christmas and Holland
Coming up...

There’s a lot planned for the next few months. There’s a trip to the Anthony Gormley exhibition at the Royal Academy on the cards for November. There will of course be the annual Christmas knees up at a restaurant.

We’re hoping to go to the sculpture suppliers Hazelaar in Utrecht, Holland in April, while we’re there we’ll find some other wonderful things to look at too.

     
 
 
 
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