Stone carving

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I have had six evenings carving stone under the watchful eye of Tim Foster [who had a large input to my earlier woodcarving].  Most of the fees were generously covered by Re-Making Leeds [distributing Heritage Lottery money] and took place at York College in the stonemasonry dept.

Tim set us the task of carving a green man as it required some free hand work and, if mistakes were made, could be rectified and still have a good carving.  The blocks were sandstone and mine, unfortunately, had a great range of texture from crumbly sand to chunks that were almost solid quartz!  None of us finished but we all got quite a long way into the project and here is mine as it progressed.  But first is Tim’s piece to show how the work might progress.

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