There will be the usual number of 8 people maximum.
Private group bookings are always welcome.
If you need to contact us please use the email address.
NEW dates for 2024 courses :
(autumn dates to be confirmed)
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Come and enjoy a unique experience in the relaxed and beautiful environment of a professional sculptor's 16th century home and workshops in the heart of rural Somerset.
You will be one of a group of maximum 8 students
You will have all tools and materials provided
You will receive expert one-to-one tuition
You will go home with a finished stone carving
You will be provided with refreshments and homemade lunches
Tuition fees, all materials cost, and refreshments £190
One day stone carving courses are available for private groups. Celebrate a birthday, hen/stag party or just come as a group of friends. Let us know if you are intrested and we can arrange a date.
"Thank you so much for all of your amazing advice this week-end. I couldn't have enjoyed myself more."
Unlike college or holiday courses, our popular weekend courses take place in a professional studio context.
In order that students may benefit from individual guidance, numbers are limited to a maximum of eight. All ages and absolute beginners are welcome, although more advanced tuition can be given if you already have basic experience working with stone.
You can arrange to have a private course if you wish for your family and/or friends for a date that suits you.
During the two-day course, you will learn how to sketch an idea and mark out a carving. You will be shown how to use appropriate tools and will be introduced to a variety of stones used for carving and sculpture.
You will then be given a block of limestone (a soft stone which doesn't require heavy muscles to carve!) to work on at your own pace. And, even though many new students think it impossible, by Sunday afternoon you will have a finished stone carving to take home with you to decorate your house or garden!
Each day begins with coffee at 11am and Tom's wife Andrea provides homemade lunches both days. Please try to arrive at 9.50am am to familiarise yourself with the workshop. The day will finish around 4.30–5pm.
If you need accommodation while you are here, please look at the website www.martockonline.co.uk where you will find a range of places under the heading accommodation.
We have, new for this year, a shepherds hut in our garden which has a double bed with its own shower/loo and cooking facilities.Please contact Andrea if you are interested in booking this on tel. 01935 822111.
"Thanks very much for a fantastic week-end, learned a new skill, met lovely people and had some delicious food. 10/10".
Please contact us by email preferably as Tom is seldom available to answer the phone. Please read these terms and conditions before completing and submitting a booking.
Bookings for a course can only be confirmed after receipt of a non-transferable deposit
The deposit secures a place on the date you choose but please note the course will not run unless there is sufficient numbers. The course will be be confirmed by email
We will endeavour to transfer your deposit to another course where possible. This is dependent on the original space being filled
The balance of course fees should be paid 2 weeks before the course starts or on the first day of the course
Pay by cheque (payable to Tom Clark) or by BACS (please email for bank details)
Should we have to cancel your course for any reason, we will return all money already paid, thereby fulfilling our liability to you.
If you cancel your booking after making full payment, we would make every effort to fill your place, but must reserve the right to retain fees paid if we are unsuccessful
Whilst we take all reasonable precautions, we are sadly unable to accept responsibility in the event of injury to students or visitors, or loss or damage to their property
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"Thank you so much for the wonderful week-end… you have inspired us both and my shed is now cleared and sorted and ready for me to have another bash!"
Vic and Cathy
"Thank you both for a wonderful week-end - a great inspiring course, great company and good food in comfortable surroundings."