Stone Relief Carving Course

The Introductory 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 Limestone or 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 Price

Course price is £165 with the use of stone and tools included. Extra stone and tools can be purchased from Simon. 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. In the event of cancellation, please let us know at least two weeks before the course begins otherwise the fees will be due in full. 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. Courses can 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

Course Dates and Times

Five Week Stone Carving and Relief Course on a Wednesday morning from 10.00 to 13.00 on the 14th, 21st, and 28th November and the 5th and 12th December 2018. Course price £160 with the use of stone and tools included. Extra stone and tools can be purchased from Simon.

One day Course in Stone Letter Carving and Relief on Saturday 8th December 2018 from 10.00 to 16.30. Course price £80 per day with the use of stone and tools included.

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

Memorial by Simon Burns-Cox

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