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Discover the ancient art of stone lettercarving

7 hours initiation with Wayne

Knowledge in stone carving

Your handmade letter carved from stone

155,00 £

par personne

L'atelier en détail

  • 7h
  • 3 à 10 participants
  • 15 ans min.
  • Step into a world where the art of letters comes alive, guided by the expertise of Wayne, a master of stone carving. Immerse yourself in the captivating process of transforming raw stone into beautifully crafted letterforms, while uncovering the rich history and techniques behind this ancient art form.

    Your journey begins with an introduction to the art of lettercarving. Wayne will share insights into the intricate techniques and delve into the fascinating history that has shaped this millenary craft. Discover the artistry behind each stroke and the significance of letterforms throughout the ages.

    As the workshop unfolds, participants will be presented with a selection of printouts featuring various writing styles, each one a testament to the expressive power of typography. Inspired by these visual delights, you'll choose the style that resonates most with your creative vision.

    Next, you'll embark on the process of bringing your chosen letter to life. Guided by Wayne, you'll sketch the letter on paper, meticulously studying its structure and form. With newfound knowledge in hand, you'll transfer your design onto the stone, whether by freehand or with the aid of a stencil, ensuring precision and attention to detail.

    Armed with a hammer and chisel, you'll embark on the transformative act of carving. Feel the satisfying rhythm as your tools connect with the stone, gradually shaping and refining your letter. Under Wayne's watchful eye, you'll learn the delicate balance between control and creativity, honing your skills with each stroke.

    Please note that lettercarving is a meticulous art that requires time and patience. During the workshop, you'll have the opportunity to create one or two letters, ensuring a focus on quality and mastery. The morning will be dedicated to the drawing process, while the afternoon will be reserved for the immersive experience of carving.

    At the end of the workshop, you'll take home more than just newfound knowledge and skills. You'll carry with you a tangible testament to your artistic journey—a personal letter carved from stone.

    Lieu de l'atelier

    L’atelier est facilement accessible en transport en commun.

    Ce lieu est accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite.

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    Rencontrez Wayne H.

    Lettercarver and sculptor

    Step into the captivating world of Wayne, whose passion for the art of letters knows no bounds. With a background in graphic design and a specialisation in typography from the University of Reading, this talented individual brings a fresh perspective to the realm of three-dimensional creations.

    Drawing inspiration from the ancient craft of stone letter carving, Wayne honed his skills under the tutelage of the renowned Pip Hall, dedicating three years to perfecting this unique art form. Venturing even further, a transformative journey to Italy led to a newfound expertise in wood carving, adding another layer of depth to his repertoire.

    Embracing his boundless creativity, Wayne has embarked on numerous public art projects, leaving his indelible mark on esteemed landmarks such as Norwich Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. 

    But Wayne's passion extends beyond his remarkable creations. As an esteemed educator, he shares his knowledge and expertise as a Type Design professor at the University of Reading.

    The artistic prowess of our featured artisan has not gone unnoticed, as evidenced by his accolades. A true testament to his unwavering dedication, Wayne has been bestowed with the prestigious Craft & Design Magazine's Gold Award in Specialist Media, a well-deserved recognition of his outstanding craftsmanship. Furthermore, he has earned the esteemed title of Craft Maker of the Year.

    Within the enchanting confines of the Warren Park Heritage Craft Centre, Wayne's atelier thrives. Here, surrounded by fellow makers and artisans, he immerses himself in the tranquil atmosphere that fuels his creative spirit.

    Calm, precise, and exuding a warm personality, Wayne is a true embodiment of artistic finesse.

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    155,00 £

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