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 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 27th  March -  Ends 28th March 2021


Stone Sculpture

Wednesday afternoons

Starts 2nd June - Ends 30th June 2021


Stone Sculpture

Tuesday Afternoons

Starts 2nd March - Ends 30th March 2021


Letter Cutting

Weekend Short Course


Starts 16th April -  Ends 19th April 2021


Stone Sculpture

Monday Afternoon

Starting May 3rd - Ends May 31st 2021


Stone Sculpture

Thursday Afternoon

Starts 1st July - Ends 29th July 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 12/10/20

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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