Testimonials

Great two day course, four of us went to Sebastian’s weekend course . I had never tried sculpture before but with tips from Sebastian soon got the hang of working with stone it’s totally different working in 3D (I usually draw/paint).

I am now hooked on stone sculpting, I can really recommend doing a course just for the fun of it, it was not expensive, you get good tuition and we all enjoyed the weekend.

Ian P

Just a very big thankyou for your way and being with us and the generosity of sharing your skills, I enjoyed the  group feeling that emerged I dared be creative .

Judith

Very enjoyable, freedom to do whatever I chose, Opportunity to try different techniques, I never imagined previously that stone is so pleasing to work with.

Paul

What a chilled and chiselled weekend!
We spent two very invigorating days; mentally and physically, being softly guided through the introduction to an untried craft skill by the delightful Sebastian.
He is not your conventional teacher, by his own admission, but he managed to develop nascent stonemason skills in seven novices – all of whom left on the Sunday afternoon feeling so happy and
pleased with new found abilities clutching their own piece of art.
Thank you Sebastian, thank you to my fellow chisellers and thank you to my long term friend,
John, who gave me the gift of the weekend.
Best regards
Russell

I can definitely recommend this course. Set in a beautiful location and Sebastian was an excellent teacher. We really had the chance to play and really get to know the materials and a feel for the tools. I came away with something I’m proud of… but also more importantly, the basic skills to get started on my own.

Sarah Attwood –

Cheers Sebastian, really enjoyed myself, felt really free and easy, nice space to be in,……. I enjoyed just having the time to relax into my work. No pressure.

Chris

A really great day in lovely surroundings. Amazed that I came away with something finished and half decent too! Sebastian is a lovely, gentle teacher who lets you get on and quietly gives suggestions on what to do. Just the creative buzz is been looking for.

For once the reviews are true! This course is a great introduction to stone carving and Sebastian is an excellent tutor, providing guidance when needed but otherwise stepping back to allow you to discover your creative side. Despite not having an artistic bone in my body I managed to create an animal sculpture with real personality, thanks in no small part to Sebastian’s gentle but enthusiastic encouragement. I’m really pleased with the result and would happily recommend the course to anyone and everyone.

Mike – 4 months ago –

An excellent weekend, Sebastian really has enthusiasm for the craft and eagerly helps you with the design of your sculpture. Couldn’t be happier with the final result and the course in full.
Highly recommended to anyone with an interest in sculpting.
Peter

Fabulous weekend course. Enjoyed every minute. Didn’t think I would be able to achieve what I did, or enjoy it so much! Relaxed course run effectively by Sebastian. Recommended very highly.

Janet murison –

I feel confident to give stonecarving a go independently now from what Sebastian has shown us and I enjoyed Sebastian’s style of teaching, when to offer support and when to allow us to find our own way. Very friendly atmosphere.

Theresa

I’ve really enjoyed the course, thank you very much! I feel a sense of achievement really, to just go with the flow and see what happens.

Pascaline

Sebastian is great and allows you the freedom to create something amazing, giving advice here and there. Wonderful location, rural setting. Don’t expect luxury but adventure instead! Exhilarating!
I love what I made and it takes pride of place in my garden.
Stone sculpture is dusty, wear old clothes. Definitely recommend the venue!

Lindsey Brown –

Keep up the great work, thanks for an amazing couple of days!

Gill

I came away really pleased with what I had done, and look forward to catching up again! Thanks very much, I enjoyed the course, the location and your approach.

Ian

I arrived at Sebastian’s rustic workshop convinced that I had no artistic ability whatsoever and left two days later with my own little “masterpiece” and a wonderful sense of accomplishment. 

Sebastian is wonderfully relaxed and as a result the course is too – there is no pressure, no rushing, everyone progressing at their own pace under the watchful eye of Sebastian who is ever ready to offer assistance and advice.
I left on the Sunday evening not only with my own personal sculpture but with some very happy memories too, not only of the work and techniques but of Sebastian and the others on my course – we arrived as strangers and left as friends.
I would heartily recommend this to anyone looking for a new challenge to fill up a spare weekend. 
John Rutter

I spent a wonderful two days in a beautiful spot carving out a tree of life from Cotswold stone. I was amazed at what I could produce in such a short space of time and it was just the creative experience I’d been craving. Sebastian is a kind and gentle teacher, encouraging us to have a go and offering suggestions on what to do next. Can’t recommend it highly enough!
Ps my friends loved what I’d carved and now they want a sculpture for their gardens too… so I’m taking it up as a hobby now !

Kathryn Buxton

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