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© Sculptworks

 Discover the ancient craft of stone carving 

Sculptworks is based at Dartington Hall in Totnes and run by Maria Moorhouse. 

Maria is an experienced tutor artist who runs regular weekday workshops and courses catering for all capabilities.

If you are looking for a new creative hobby, or wish to brush up on existing skills Maria's courses are the perfect solution. Learn in an informal, relaxed setting in the grounds of beautiful Dartington Hall.



Soapstone For Beginners 

Weekend Workshop 


Starts 22nd May -  Ends 23rd  May  2021


Stone Sculpture

Wednesday Mornings

Starts 8th September  -

Ends 17th November 2021

Half Term 27th October

10 weeks


Stone Sculpture

 Monday Morning 

Starting 6th September -

Ending 15th November

Half term October 25th

10 sessions 


Letter Cutting

Weekend Short Course


Starts 30-31st July - 2021


Stone Sculpture

Tuesday Morning

Starting 7th September

-Ending 16th November 

Half term -26th October

10 Sessions


Stone Sculpture

Thursday Morning

Starts 9th September - 18th November Ends  2021


Learning to carve stone has been a life changing experience for me, which started when I first met Maria in 2009 when taking part in the Adult Learning Sculpture Course which she then taught. I continued on to her private courses, where Maria’s intelligent guidance, warmth and support has enabled me to develop my carving skills at my own pace. Giving me the confidence to try out new ideas and stretch my creative limits. I can’t imagine a life now without carving stone and feel forever grateful to Maria for her gentle encouragement and firm belief in my abilities. 

Nicola Axe, former student

Covid-19 Notice

Updated 26/02/21

Covid-19 precautions have been put in place while you are in Studio 40.  Social distancing with 2 metre working spaces will be adhered to, and courses will have limited participants per group. Only one group per day will access the studio space to keep in line with government guidelines, until the R rate has lowered to make it safe for more relaxed working conditions.


Studio 40, The Artists Shippon Studios,

Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EL

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Tel: 07944 840370

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