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Stone carving, stonemasonry and letter cutting courses taught by professionally qualified Stone Mason, Eilidh Fridlington, a former Lincoln Cathedral Stonemason with 24 years of experience in architectural stonework and carving. She served her apprenticeship at the cathedral and is a holder of a distinction in Advanced City & Guilds Stonemasonry; the highest designation obtainable.

picture of stone being worked
picture of stone being worked

The courses are held in Lincoln, Lincolnshire at purpose-built workshop premises within the Terrace, situated in the heart of Lincoln’s Cultural Quarter - the ideal venue for artistic inspiration being near to the Theatre Royal, Lincoln Drill Hall, The Central Library, The Collection Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire, The Usher Art Gallery and historic Lincoln Cathedral. A map showing the location of the workshop can be found here.

All Courses

The complete list of all current courses can be found here. Alternatively, the links below list the dates for each of the three individual course types. Please note that the number of displayed places available is accurate and up to date at all times.

Stone Carving Courses

The stone carving courses are based on the creation of gargoyles and grotesques and teach clients of all abilities the important processes involved in the successful creation of these fun and sometimes scary stone creatures. The duration is 3 days, during which time you will produce and take home with you an excellent piece of carving to be proud of. The current list can be found here.

Stonemasonry Courses

The masonry courses are based on the production of a classical ovolo mould complete with internal and external mitres, the processes involved being fundamental in the production of all architectural stonework. Whether you're looking to enter the trade as a Stonemason, expand your knowledge of working with stone, involved or interested in restoration and conservation, or perhaps own a stone property in need of maintenance, this course is the ideal place to begin. The duration is 3 days, and during this time you will produce and take home with you an excellent example of architectural stonework demonstrating the skills you have learnt. The current list can be found here.

Letter Cutting Courses

The lettering courses are based around the processes involved in the application of letter cutting in stone using both classical and contemporary letter forms. The duration is 3 days, during which time those attending will learn the techniques involved in the setting out and cutting of a stone inscription. The current list can be found here.

Gift certificates are also available and make ideal gifts for Christmas, birthdays and special occasions - or why not just treat yourself!