Stone Relief Carving Course

The Stone Relief Carving Course with Simon Burns-Cox at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is open to all levels with a maximum of five participants. Courses are suitable for ages 12+ under full supervision.  

Course Content

The course is designed as an Introduction to Stone Relief Carving using Portland Stone with the aim of completing a simple project. You will first learn about the stone carving tools e.g the hammer, the claw and the chisel. You will also learn about the important techniques such as chopping, chasing and levelling. You will then think about a design, and learn how to draw and trace it out onto stone. The idea is to create a low to medium cut relief but those with more experience can attempt a more complicated design.

Course Dates and Price

The next Stone Relief Courses are on the following dates:

Saturday 25th April and 2nd May 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Saturday 13th and 20th June 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

If you cannot attend the course, individual tuition is available throughout the year at a mutually convenient time.

Course price is £165 with the use of stone and tools included. There is a maximum of five participants and open to all levels. To reserve a place on the course, 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. Please wear suitable clothing and safety glasses will be provided. Gift vouchers are available and valid for 12 months at

Courses can also be booked through Wild at Art. Please see link below:



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

Certificate Of Attendance upon request

A Certificate of Attendance is available upon request.

Information Pack

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