First Year – Stone Carving module with Tom Young

This week and next our new first years are aiming to finish carved object in stone. The object should be a good representation of the original cast, though it is not expected to be an exact copy – it should have its own character and the individual marks of the maker. This module is designed to introduce students to the basic techniques of carving a three-dimensional object in stone. Using a supplied cast, accurate plan drawings are made on a grid and the drawing is transferred to a piece of supplied limestone with carbon paper. Introduction to carving – Looking at the techniques of carving stone. An explanation of tool use is given and the Limestone is carved with supplied chisels and mallets. Tool sharpening is explained.



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