'The Carving Room' is a new wood carving workshop in Stackpole village, near Pembroke in West Wales.
Started in September 2017, this is a chance to learn a new skill or improve on your existing techniques and ideas.
Tutor, Anthony Griffiths has been teaching wood carving for nearly 20 years in Somerset and has relocated to Stackpole in Pembrokeshire. He has developed a new workshop and wants to continue teaching this traditional skill. Designed for small groups only, allowing for one to one teaching.
What to expect on the first class
After a tour of the workshop, there will be an illustrated introduction talk on different types of carving, explore subjects suitable for beginners and guidance through the different stages of the project.
During some tea breaks there will be illustrated talks on the basic language of form, looking at a variety of different wood carvings to further and deepen understanding and appreciation of the art of wood carving. We also have a session towards the end of each term on how to sharpen gouges and look at the different types of beginners carving tools manufacturers. All tools are provided.
Please contact Anthony for a chat, if you would like to consider enrolling in a future course. Don’t worry if you have never done any carving before. Many students who have not been creative for many years (since school usually!) produce good carvings and learn to enjoy the language of wood. It’s also a chance to escape from modern technology and its pressures and return to a more gentle interaction with a traditional craft.
Other classes run from this venue are Clay Portrait Classes. Please visit: www.theclayportraitroom.co.uk
To talk to Anthony please call 01646 672626