Katherine Worthington

Stone Carver & Sculptor


Learn stone letter carving for beginners - intermediate. Learn how to design and carve crisp v – cut lettering in a group of 7 students*. Produce letters in 1 day or more.

Please don't book a course. I am currently looking for a new teaching venue and will remove this message and adjust dates when I have found one. Contact Katie if you are keen on future courses.

1 day = £115 Book now  with Hotcourses Ltd - view refunds/cancellations

Dates 2017: Hope to resume in the summer. 

Time: 10.45am - 4.45pm  -  When: Saturdays or Sundays

Address: Islington, London, N1 (Full address TBA soon)

Stone letter carving ideas – design your own house sign, make pet memorial stones, carve meaningful words or loved one's names (display it as wall art or on a shelf)This practice could lead on to my stone carving relief (incised) course as you can embellish with a design (see example pics below). You may also get a chance to view other types of stone carving.

Beginners are advised to practice carving and spacing letters first. Choose your letters from the course selection* and I will teach you this.

Intermediate can continue with their carving, produce a drawing on the first day using letters/numbers from the course selection* or bring their own*. 

Bring your own - sketches, pictures and ideas* to be looked at or choose letters/numbers from the course selection*.

All materials are included in course cost (there are no hidden costs).

Stone is selected to suit your requirements, whether you may wish to return and book an additional course for more time and whether you have a design in mind.  Students will be asked this at the beginning of the course.

Letter carving stone/slab is included in course cost - small limestone (for beginners), small slate. Marble coming soon - this will cost extra. Larger stones can be supplied on demand for an additional cost and must be pre ordered.

Learn - a quick technique for the drawing and spacing of letters and numbers. Look at letter carving examples in workshop, look at designs. Learn how to quickly transfer and draw them onto the stone using a tracing method. Carve clean v - cut channels, chase and stab letters and carve serifed fonts. Look at embellishing the words with a simple v – cut design. You will be shown how to sharpen your chisels correctly.

Intermediate or returning carvers may choose to omit any of the above and proceed with their own work.

Your brought ideas for this course are best in 2D and may be a drawing, design or a printed picture from books or magazines. Googled pictures on a smart phone or internet are very useful, however larger printed versions are better for copying. You can bring interesting objects to copy and draw free hand, such as ornaments, teddy bears, flowers, shells and leaves. 

*Course selection has a choice of fonts with letters and numbers (included in course cost but for workshop use only). There are also varied designs for you to accompany your letters with.

*Bring your own drawing you must check with me first to see if I have the correct stone size.


*Scale your drawing to fit the stone - this is very effective and simple. There is a photocopying shop next door to the course where you can do this.

*Class size 7 (maximum) people. However under vary rare circumstances the number could vary a bit because of admin faults.

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Carved slate house sign - Katherine WorthingtonCarved slate house sign - Katherine Worthington
Beginners carved letters - 1 day courseBeginners carved letters - 1 day course
Letter carving - embellished design - Katherine WorthingtonLetter carving - embellished design - Katherine Worthington
Pet memorial stone - FlashPet memorial stone - Flash
Pet memorial inspirationPet memorial inspiration
Pet memorial stone - Domino Pet memorial stone - Domino
Pet memorial inspirationPet memorial inspiration
Katherine's carved letters - public art/benchKatherine's carved letters - public art/bench
Wellington Army barracks - carved - gilded - Katherine WorthingtonWellington Army barracks - carved - gilded - Katherine Worthington
Plaque Unveiled - HRH Duke of York - Katherine WorthingtonPlaque Unveiled - HRH Duke of York - Katherine Worthington
Commemorative plaque - unveiled Greenwich Park - Katherine WorthingtonCommemorative plaque - unveiled Greenwich Park - Katherine Worthington
Course location - St Mary's churchCourse location - St Mary's church