Take a stone carving workshop at the West Cork Stone Symposium in the coastal village of Kilcrohane
Since time immemorial, people have carved motifs into stone. When you learn to use a mallet and chisel to create your own artwork, you’ll become part of a community of modern craftspeople who are giving new life to ancient traditions.
You’ll learn carving techniques from some of the most creative and experienced stone carvers in Europe. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or looking to learn more advanced techniques, you’ll develop your stone-carving skills in a friendly atmosphere where everyone shares skills and ideas in a friendly atmosphere.
Workshops will run in the village of Kilcrohane on the Sheep’s Head peninsula from 9:30am to 4:30pm with breaks for tea and lunch. Groups will be divided by ability, and you’re welcome to sign up for one day, or to immerse yourself in the symposium for two or three days!
Training (all tutors are paid for their work)
Use of stone, tools and equipment
The workshops will be located around the coastal village of Kilcrohane on the Sheep’s Head peninsula in West Cork on Ireland’s southwest coastline.
Clothing and Equipment
Tools will be provided, though you are welcome to bring your own if you already have experience of stone carving. All participants will be required to be suitably dressed for the stone carving workshop and we recommend:
Comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor work.
Lightweight waterproof clothing in case of bad weather.
This workshop is a collaboration with the Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland and DSWAI members run/organise/and instruct this part of the Symposium. Every effort will be made to ensure the safety of everyone involved, but all activities are undertaken at the participants’ own risk. Every effort will be made to ensure the safety of everyone involved, but all activities are undertaken at the participants’ own risk.