- Slate Lettering & Relief Carving (5/5/18)
May 5, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- 1-day workshop
Up to 8 participants with Certified Instructor Kerry O’ Furlani.
This workshop will introduce raised letter carving. Those interested in traditional “V” cut letter carving will be able to learn that as well. This slate carving workshop will emphasize play and hands on learning. Bring your enthusiasm! Kerry says “We are born to use our hands and imagination to make things. As your instructor, I will put tools and slate in front of you and guide you through design and carving basics. My hope is to inspire you. My thrill is to watch you flower as you discover your innate ability to carve stone.” The slate will come from the nearby quarries in Poultney, Vermont. This native Vermont stone is a wonderful soft but sturdy material for learning hand carving techniques. It holds line exceptionally well and is durable for the outdoors.
The workshop will run 9:00am-5:00pm with a lunch break. This workshop is open to everyone, no experience needed. Detailed info will be emailed to you once you register including what to bring and directions. All tools needed are provided. Wear work clothes and boots, bring gloves, safety glasses, water, and lunch.
If needed, detailed directions for registering online are here. *Please note if you encounter errors or problems while registering please email Brian Post or call (802) 490-9607, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.
See some of the other walls and features in our Masters Park:
Students carving at a workshop
About The Instructors:
Kerry O. Furlani is a sculptor known for her expressive slate carvings of incised and burgeoning forms. She gives life to her work using mallets and chisels, traditional methods introduced to her while training at the Frink School of Figurative Sculpture, in Stoke-on-Trent, England, in the late 90s. Her work has been exhibited throughout Vermont, New York, and Washington DC and is in the collections of the Shelburne Museum, in Shelburne, Vt., and the Slate Valley Museum, in Granville, NY. Her slate carvings were selected for Sculpture 2010, an exhibition juried by Ryan Hill, curator at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. In the winter of 2011, Furlani received a grant from the Vermont Arts Council to return to the UK and study in Wales with a master letter carver. Furlani’s slate-wood furniture collaborations are featured in Lark design series publications: 500 Tables and Lark Studio Series: Table. For over a decade, Furlani has been teaching slate carving workshops and offering public demonstrations of relief and letter carving at schools and community events, in and around Vermont.
Venue: The Stone Trust Center
Venue Phone: (802) 952-8600
Venue Website: thestonetrust.orgAddress:
Located on Scott Farm, The Stone Trust Center is home to North America’s only indoor dry stone walling training and certification facility. Outside is the Master Feature Park with all the features that can be used in the Advanced and Master Craftsman tests. There is also a mini walling park where visitors can practice stacking small stones at table height.
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The Landmark Trust USA has 3 restored historic homes available as places to stay. The Sugarhouse sleeps 2, the Kipling Carriage House sleeps 4, and the Dutton Farm House sleeps 8 people. All of these places to stay are with in a mile and a half of the The Stone Trust Center. If coming with a group please check for availability.