The Stone Carving Studio with Kate Semple

I had always wanted to try stone carving. Kate’s studio and her endless enthusiasm and skill allowed me to do so and get great pleasure in the whole process. Simply brilliant.

Mike from Wincanton

Sculpture and Stone Carving For Beginners

3-day course (10am – 4pm)

The three-day courses are an intensive and focused introduction to Kate’s approach to sculpture and stone carving, for people of all ages and abilities. Kate will guide participants through the processes involved in designing and making their own sculpture to take home with them. Whether their ideas are contemporary and abstract, or traditional and representational, Kate will help them carve their block of stone into a finished sculpture.

You will be amazed at what you can achieve in 3 days. First you’ll design your carving, students can really let their imaginations go, Kate loves a challenge! Next you’ll begin to learn the wonderfully engaging skills of carving, you’ll be hooked.

COURSE FEE: £195.00 (includes all tools and materials)

2023 Dates

27th May – 29th May

16th September – 18th September

Weekend Stone Carving Course

3rd – 4th June 2023

Come and join Kate for a busy weekend stone carving. She will help you choose a project and take you step by step through the tools and techniques of the wonderful art of stone carving. Having worked with stone for 30 years Kate has a wealth of experience to help you through your sculpture, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve in 2 days!

The Stone Carving Studio welcomes everyone of all abilities. All tools and materials are included, all you need to bring is a packed lunch and bags of enthusiasm.

COURSE FEE: £140 (includes all tools and materials)

What Is Included?

All tools and materials are included. Glasses or safety glasses must be worn at all times while working with stone. Tea, coffee, biscuits and lively conversation are available throughout the course.

What To Bring

Old clothes, stout shoes. Please bring a packed lunch. Kate has lots of sources of inspiration at the studio, however, it’s always a good idea to think about what you would like to make and bring some pictures along if you can. Traditional or contemporary, simple or complicated, Kate can help you through!


Workshop 12, Charmborough Farm, Charlton Road, RADSTOCK BA3 5FX

Turn right into the farm and follow the track around to the back of the industrial units. The workshop is clearly marked and there is ample parking.

This course is suitable for all abilities.


Payments excepted: PayPal (Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express), Bank Transfer, or Cheque.


For more information please contact:
Kate on 07793581059
or Email:

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