Lettercarving in stone & lettering design
18-22 July 2022
Nant Hirwen, Moelfre, Llansilin, Powys, Wales SY10 7QW
Tutor: John Neilson
All being well, this will be the fourth year we have held courses at this delightful venue in the hills of north-east Powys, after a gap of two years for reasons we’re all too familiar with. The course is designed for people with some experience of lettering and/or lettercarving who wish to take their letter design and/or carving further, so will not suit complete beginners. The loose theme will be designing and carving lower-case letters, but other topics or projects can be covered by prior arrangement. There will be a maximum of 10 students.
Some self-catering ‘bunkhouse’-style accommodation is available on site.
The cost is £350 for the five days, to include a delicious lunch each day and tea, coffee, snacks etc. Stone, accommodation and other meals are not included in the price.
There may also be places available on another similar course I am teaching the week before (11-15 July), which is being privately arranged. Please contact me if this suits you better.
For fuller information about this course and to book a place, please contact me .
Here are some photos from previous years showing the yard area where we carve if the weather is fine, and the kitchen/dining/designing room.
Here are some other people or organisations who sometimes provide short courses in letter carving, though for obvious reasons these may not currently be running. Click on their names to go to their websites.
Abraxas Academy (Charlotte Howarth & Nina Bilbey, Norfolk)
Pip Hall (Cumbria).
Robbie Schneider (Cromarty, Scotland).
Lettering Arts Trust
West Dean College (Sussex).
European Lettering Institute (Bruges, Belgium).