Stone Carving Courses 2020 with Simon Burns-Cox

There are a variety of Stone Carving Courses with Simon Burns-Cox held at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop throughout the year. There are group courses with a maximum of five participants and individual tuition in sculpture, stone carving, letter carving and relief carving at flexible times.
The Two Day Stone Letter Carving and Relief Course with Simon Burns-Cox at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is designed for complete beginners or for those who have some basic experience in stone.  Maximum of five participants and open to all levels.

Course Dates for Two Day Stone Letter Carving and Relief Course

Saturday 18th and 25th January 2020 from 9.30 to 17.00
Saturday 25th April and 2nd May 2020 from 9.30 to 17.00
Saturday 13th and 20th June 2020 from 9.30 to 17.00

Course Price for Two Day Stone Letter Carving and Relief Course

The course price is £165 with the use of stone and tools included. To reserve a place on the course, please contact Simon Burns-Cox at www. or email him at and he will send you a booking form which can also be found in the information pack on the website. Payment is required at the time of booking. There is a Cancellation and Health and Safety policy and all participants must abide by The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s Health and Safety Regulations. These courses make ideal gifts and Gift vouchers are available and valid for 12 months at


Before the course begins, you will be asked to look at different types of lettering and design styles and to think about what you would like to produce and carve during the course. At the beginning of the session, there will be a review about the tools and how to use them correctly. The student will be reminded about the importance of the V cut and different ways to cut stone. There will be a discussion about what students would like to carve. Realistically, one word is achievable in two days if you have some experience. Students who have already attended a course will continue with their project.

There will also be a discussion about style, proportion, spacing and form and the importance of drawing before preparation. We will look at how to transfer your design from your sketches on paper to the stone. Students will then begin to draw their design in preparation for carving. Students will work on their project with personalised tuition and guidance from Simon throughout the day. Please wear suitable clothing and safety glasses will be provided.

For further information, please contact Simon Burns-Cox at or mobile at 07799474489