Heritage Skills: Letter Carving in Wood

8th March - 12th April 10:00am - 12:00pm

Led by Stephen Stokes of Bodden Cross Studio, a letter carving professional for the last six years, this course introduces you to the tools and techniques of letter carving in wood. 

You will begin by carving your year of birth, or another date important to you, in Roman numerals. You will then go on to explore the wonders of your 26 new friends, the letters of the alphabet. 
By the end of the course you will have begun your own project of carving a sign in a typeface of your own choosing.

Course Tutor: Stephen Stokes of Bodden Cross Studio.


Fridays, March 8th to April 12th
6 weeks: 10am - 12pm
Stable Yard Room
£100. Includes tea, coffee, and a 10% discount voucher for The Bishop’s Table cafe.


Book online here, via the Palace Shop, or by calling 01749 988111 ext 200. 

Tools for the course will be loaned to you by Stephen. These include a mallet, straight edged chisels, appropriate curved chisels, carving knifes and carving station. Stephen will give you details of the tools & where to purchase them during the course should you wish to carry on carving when the course is finished. Timber for the first project is included. For the final project please source your own timber or purchase a suitable piece from Stephen. Depending on the type of wood this will be around £10 to £25.