Private Tuition in Sculpture, Stone Carving, Stone Letter Carving and Relief

Simon Burns-Cox offers Private Tuition for individuals  and small private groups in Sculpture, Stone Carving, Stone Letter Carving, and Relief at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Tuition is arranged at a mutually convenient time throughout the year. You will learn to think three dimensionally and how to manipulate the Stone from the basic idea to the finished work. If you are Letter Carving, you will learn the importance of drawing your design onto the stone before carving thinking about style, proportion, spacing and form before the process of carving begins.

Course Prices for Private Tuition

£135 per day (9.30 to 16.30) per person

£250 for two days (9.30 to 16.30) per person

£280 for five mornings (9.30 to 13.00) per person

Discounts available for longer courses.

This includes the use of stone and tools and extra stone and tools can be purchased from Simon. Payment if due at the time of booking the course. There is a Cancellation and Health and Safety policy and all participants must abide by The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s Regulations. Please wear suitable clothing and safety glasses will be provided. Gift vouchers are available and valid for 12 months at

“I spent two full and wonderful days on an individual stone carving course with Simon. Although I have some experience working with stone, I asked Simon to treat me as a beginner as I was keen to learn the correct use of hammer and chisel for both lettering and relief carving. Simon’s tuition (and his work) is inspirational and he gave me such confidence using the tools. Before lunch on the first day, I was cutting letters into marble! Highly recommended and I am already considering another course next year!” (Martin Wilson 2019)
“Thank you for an outstanding three days of tuition (and stimulating conversation). Truly inspirational! ”
(Martin F Hunter 2019)
“Thank you Simon. Really enjoyed leaning and appreciate your time, skill and expertise”.
(C Milner 2017)


Simon Burns-Cox, Sculptor and Letter Carver based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop


The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 21 Hawthornvale, EDINBURGH EH64JT

0131 551 4490 tel
07799 474 489 mob

Dates & Times

Simon Burns-Cox offers private tuition for groups and individuals throughout the year at a mutually convenient time to the students.


At the end of the Course, Students will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon request.

Information Pack & Booking Form

You can download the Information Pack and booking form from here. All you need to do is click the button below to download the form. Complete the booking form and send this to our office. We will then confirm your booking.

If you have any questions please call 07799 474 489