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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+

Soapstone Sculpture 

18th &19th May

10 - 3



Celtic Design Relief

19th - 20th October 

10 - 3




Stone Sculpture

Wednesday Morning 


9.15 - 12.15

Please enquire for availability

for spring/summer course 2024

24th April - 26th June 2024

9.15 - 12.15 

£250 + stone fee 

1 place avalible

Stone Sculpture

Letter Cutting Workshops 2024

Raised Lettering 


Saturday 23rd November

10 - 3

Sunday 24th November

10-3 pm

Adults 18+

Booking open

please complete

inquiry form

Clay Sculpture

NEW COURSE Clay Sculpture 

The Mansion House, Totnes, Devon

Pottery Room.



1.30 - 4.30

2nd May -4th July

Places available


Stone Sculpture

Tuesday Morning 2024

Age 18+

 9.15  - 12.15


Fully booked

Tuesday Afternoon 

1 .15 - 4 .15 


places avalible

 23rd April - 25th June 2024 


£250 + stone fee

Stone Sculpture


I offer weekday 10 week term courses 3 terms a year 

Jan - March( Spring term)

April - June  (Summer term)

October - December

(Autumn term)

Weekend workshops 3 times

a year 




The weekend are set styles of carving approaches

Relief carving 

Letter cutting

Direct carving - soapstone

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

5/ 3/2024

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


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