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Burngate Stone Carving Centre is located in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, and provides facilities and expert tuition for traditional stone carving skills for residents and visitors.DescriptionIt has a varied programme of courses and activites, with...more
Kingston Road, Langton Matravers, Swanage BH19 3BE, England
Booked onto a family stone carving session and our expectations were thoroughly surpassed! The session was an opportunity to create our own stone carving; Jigger, the stonemason was excellent in facilitating and ensuring that each person was able to achieve at their own pace.
We did the family stone carving session. We all had fun and came home with our 'works of art'! Our tutor Carlotta was very knowledgeable and helpful, and the 2 hours flew by!
Half way through we stopped for tea/coffee and biscuits.
We returned the...More
Date of experience: August 2017
burngate2016, Fundraiser at Burngate Stone Carving Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017
Hello there! Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your Have a Go Stone Carving session and our Fossil Art class. We hope to see you again one day! Best Wishes, The Burngate Team.
I spent 3 days learning to stone carve at this professional and friendly centre. I was a complete beginner, but this wasn't a problem for the experienced and patient tutor "Jigger". I completed a relief carving on a tile of stone on my first day,...More
Had a fantastic time at the stone carving. We had the whole family from 75 to 8 and everyone had a fabulous time. The carving is accessible to all ages and allows you to be creative. The 2 hours went by so quickly. I would...More
We visited Burngate whilst on holiday as I'd arranged for two of us to attend the Introduction to stone carving day.
The day started at 10 and finished at about 4 with a brief break for lunch.
Val, the tutor, spent the first 10 to...More
With either a full day or a 2hr introductory session you will thoroughly enjoy your time here. All too quickly it will be over (which really shows you've been enjoying yourself !)-but at the end of it you will have gained so much knowledge about...More
This is a good place to have a go at stone carving if you haven;t done it before. The teacher was very knowledgeable and patient and we ended up after 2 hours with a plaque total home. The brochure does say "cafe"- 2 outside tables...More
We booked the Adult have a go stone carving session and a great time. We both came away with a carving of a simple leaf. Our tutor Val was very helpful and information. We used Purbeck local stone and it was a very hard rock...More
As we were on holiday in Dorset we thought this would be a fun activity, so we signed up to the have-a-go adult stone carving which is £20 per person. Our teacher was brilliant and gave us very easy instructions to follow, we were all...More
I've tried stone carving! Is really a very lovely activity, the time went very fast and I made a half decent attempt at a fish, well I'm proud of it! My tutor very knowledgeable and patient with us all. The location is superb the view...More