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© Sculptworks

 Discover the ancient craft of stone carving 

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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.



Short courses for Beginners 


   Weekend Workshops 2024

  Available to book

 Age 18+


Egyptian Relief Carving

24th - 25th February 

10 - 3


Soapstone Sculpture 

18th &19th May

10 - 3



Celtic Design Relief

19th - 20th October 

10 - 3




Stone Sculpture

Wednesday Morning 


9.15 - 12.15

Jan - March 2024 course 

Fully booked

Please enquire for availability

for spring/summer course 2024

17th April - 19th June 2024

9.15 - 12.15 

£240 + stone fee 

Stone Sculpture

Letter Cutting Workshops 2024

Raised Letter Summer School

£60 (includes 2 sessions)

Pick either:

13th - 14th August


20th - 21st August

10 - 12

Adults 18+

Clay Sculpture

NEW COURSE Clay Sculpture 

The Mansion House, Totnes, Devon

Pottery Room.



1.30 - 4.30

18th January - 21st March

Places available


Stone Sculpture

Tuesday Morning 2023

Age 18+

 9.15  - 12.15

Tuesday Afternoon 

1 .15 - 4 .15 


Fully Booked

Please enquire for availability for spring/summer course

16th April - 18th June 2024 

9.15 - 12.15


1.15 - 4.15 

£240 + stone fee

Stone Sculpture

Summer School Sculpture Week

Young person 16-18 yrs 

6th - 9th August 2024

10 - 12


Art Deco Relief  18+

16th - 18th August 2024

10 - 1  


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


Safety measures for a more relaxed working conditions are in  place while you are in Studio 40.  


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