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Stone Carving 2021 | A FREE 2-day Workshop at Manchester Monastery

Ever fancied trying your hand at stone carving? Well, this could be your lucky day!

Manchester’s modern-day Monastery is delighted to announce a FREE, 2-day stone carving workshop with Shawn Williamson, Cumbrian-trained stone mason and sculptor. Shawn is a master craftsman who has created some beautiful works of art, such as this one, on the shores of Lake Windermere, as reported by the BBC.


Either Wednesday & Thursday, 18th & 19th OR Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd August, 2021.

All workshops will take place between 10am – 4pm.

What can I expect?

Over 2 days, you’ll be guided by Shawn to carve a stone animal to your own design using traditional tools. All equipment will be provided and the workshops are free as part of our dedicated community programme.

This really is an incredible, rare opportunity to learn an ancient craft from a master and we’re thrilled to be able to offer these very limited, fully funded places to just 5 students per workshop.

Ready, set, go!

Bookings are already open and we only have a couple of places left, so please act quickly & reserve your place now to avoid disappointment.

Please be aware that the workshops will be held outside, although shelter will be provided.

Hope to see you there!