Learn to stone carve and carve letters in stone with us at our studios in Driffield, East Yorkshire.

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We open our Studios on most Fridays during term time for those wishing to work and learn alongside us. With a feeling of being apprenticed in working artists studios, you can choose to come along for one day to get a feel of working with stone and complete a small carving project to take home with you, or you may wish to come to us on an ongoing basis (at intervals to suit your own needs) to undertake a longer term project of your choice.

Learning with us will suit people with a range of abilities and previous experience from beginner upwards. We teach relief stone carving, stone carving in the round, and letter carving in stone and you may choose to complete a carving project based on one of many starting points we provide, or we can help you to realise your own idea or design. So, on any carving Friday you may see a diverse range of carving projects in progress amongst your fellow learners as well as our own commissions in progress in our studios

We begin work at 10am and finish at 4pm each Friday, and as we keep our group sizes small (between one and five people) please get in touch with us to ensure a place is available (even the day before you wish to come if you suddenly have some space in your schedule to fill with carving!). Our tuition fee is £75 for a day of carving with us, plus the cost of a suitable piece of stone for your chosen carving project which we can supply (a piece of monumental stone suitable for a days carving project costs approximately £15). Tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the day, and feel welcome to bring along your packed lunch or there are a variety of choices in Driffield for a spot of lunch.


My wife booked me on this course as a surprise as I’d expressed a vague interest in carving. 
What a day!!! Tracey and Alan are really friendly and his relaxed teaching method is perfect. I carved a Yorkshire rose by following his very clear instructions. Friends and family can’t believe what I’ve done. If you fancy a go at stone carving, and there are lots of designs a beginner can try, then I would really recommend you get in touch with Tracey and Alan. 
Thank you so much for a great day.


If you have the slightest interest in stone carving, get yourself down to Driffield! I spent two days learning and carving with Alan and Tracey and cannot recommend it enough.

I had a great time and learned so much about general stone carving and the restoration carving that I was particularly interested in. Alan was so generous with his time and I can’t believe how much I was able to achieve. He is a great teacher and both he and Tracey were so welcoming.

Tracey even went above and beyond to work with me and my hectic schedule to sort out a couple of dates that would work. 

My general interest in stone carving has been absolutely set alight and I can’t wait to get stuck in on a project at home. At least until I can get back down to Driffield!! 🙂


Had a fantastic day on the Knot work carving course. Learnt so much and I’m really pleased with the finished piece. 
Alan and Tracey are very friendly, the facilities are great, and it’s a lovely relaxed environment in which to learn a new skill. 
I’ve never picked up a hammer and chisel before and I managed to make something I’m really happy with. I’ll certainly be back in the future.


Letter Carving in Stone

Learn to carve an inscription in stone on one of our Carving Fridays….

Stone Carving in Relief

Learn to carve stone by carving a design of your choice in relief on one of our Carving Fridays….

Stone Carving in the Round

Develop your skills by completing a carving in the round over a number of Fridays carving with us….

Ongoing Study

Work on a larger project, or work through a series of smaller projects designed to develop your ability to carve in stone.  All scheduled at a pace to suit your own needs and commitments….



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