Tuition and Courses

Simon Burns-Cox

Tuition and Courses

Simon Burns-Cox offers Group courses and Individual tuition in all aspects of Sculpture and Stone Carving, Stone Relief and Stone Letter Carving.

Stone Letter Carving Course Information

The next Two day Introductory Stone Letter Carving Course will take place on the 21st and 28th April 2018 at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop 21 Hawthornvale Edinburgh EH64JT from 10.00 to 16.30. Cost £120 with Stone and Tools included. Maximum 5 participants and open to all levels.

Simon also offers One Day Follow-up Courses designed for those who have already attended the Introductory Course and want to continue or for those with a basic knowledge. The next course will take place on Saturday 24th March 2018 from 10.00 to 16.30. The Course Price is £60 and stone and tools can be borrowed or purchased. Maximum 5 participants and open to all levels.

There is also a Five Week Stone Letter Carving Course on a Wednesday Morning from 10.00 to 13.00. Next Course 18th April to 16th May 2018. Course price £160 and stone and tools can be borrowed or purchased. Maximum 5 participants and open to all levels.

The New Stone Relief Carving Course is on Saturday 3rd, 10th and 24th February 2018 from 10.00 to 13.00. Course price is £100 and stone and tools can be borrowed or purchased.  Maximum 5 participants and open to all levels.

Individual Tuition and Small Groups available Sculpture, Bas Relief Carving and Stone Letter Carving from £50 for three hours.

Gift vouchers are available and valid for 12 months. You can purchase a Gift Experience or present of a Course with Simon Burns-Cox through Gift Experience Scotland.

Please wear suitable clothing and safety glasses will be provided.

Please contact Simon Burns-Cox for further details about this course and other events on Tel: 07799 474 489 or email

Simon Burns-Cox is an Associate Member of The Letter Exchange and Licentiate Member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen, London

Processes and Techniques of Stone and Marble Sculpture


If you are interested in commissioning a work by Simon Burns-Cox, please contact him to discuss your requirements at

The process of commissioning a work starts by an initial detailed discussion with the client about what is required including the type of material used, the timescale and the costs involved. Then Simon will let the client have detailed drawings and sketches of how he sees the Sculpture emerging. Once this has been agreed, the process will begin.

Simon Burns-Cox works mainly in Stone and Marble but also in other media.


Simon uses many different types of Stone – Limestone, for instance, Portland from Dorset, and Forest Stone from The Forest of Dean – making Memorials, Monuments and Signs for Business and Home both large and small. These  types of Stones are good for work of this kind.


Simon uses Marble from around the world which is imported from places as far away as Italy, Greece, and India and sometimes even Scotland. Much of the work is done by hand using specialist Italian tools for grinding and polishing.

Simon loves working in Marble because of its texture and the potential of its many veins and colours. Although many of his pieces are abstractions, they have their origins in natural forms. They are domestic in scale and designed not to shock but to please. He wants people to look closely and to be reminded of hidden things in the world around them.

A Second Home by Simon Burns-Cox

Public and Private Commissions

Contact Simon Burns-Cox for more information. Courses in Sculpture, Stone Carving and Letter Carving available.