Valentine’s Day Gift Voucher for Stone Carving Course

Are you looking for a unique gift for your loved one for Valentine’s day ? What about giving them a Valentine’s Day Gift Voucher for a shared experience together ? Simon Burns-Cox who is a professional Sculptor and Letter Carver offers a range of courses in Sculpture, Stone Carving, Letter Carving and Relief at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop throughout the year. There are group courses with a maximum of five participants or private tuition at flexible times. Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months and can be purchase at the following link:



This course is designed for complete beginners or for those who have some basic experience in stone. The course price is £165 with the use of stone and tools included. Maximum of five participants and open to all levels. 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 may 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. The next courses will be held on Saturday 25th April and 2nd May 2020 from 9.30 to 17.00 and Saturday 13th and 20th June 2020 from 9.30 to 17.00


Simon Burns-Cox also offers Private Tuition for groups and individuals 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.

The price of an individual course is £125 per day (9.30 to 17.00) per person, £225 for two days (9.30 to 17.00) per person or £250 for five mornings (9.30 to 13.00) per person and there are discounts available for longer courses. The course price includes the use of stone and tools and payment is due at the time of booking. There is a cancellation and health and safety policy and all participants must abide by The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop regulations. Please were suitable clothing and safety glasses will be provided. For further details, please contact Simon Burns-Cox at email Simon at