Gaynor Pearson

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Gaynor first began to work in stone as a hobby 15 years ago while running an IT learning and development business.  Her first experience of chisel on stone was in Portland on holiday where she was captivated by the ancient process of hand carving stone.  She spent the next 10 years carving for pleasure and craving a life with time to develop her skills.  In 2010 she made the leap, balancing stone carving with starting a new creative business – ArtisOn, which is now well established and she is able to concentrate more on her carving. She enjoys the energy and precision needed for the steady development of a piece of work in stone.  Preferring to work mainly in local Yorkshire sandstones and limestones, she loves the process of revelation – taking material away to expose something new.  The transformation of apparently shapeless and unyielding materials into expressive forms that convey and elicit an emotional response is addictive and magical.

Gaynor’s Courses

Stone Carving - A Curlew or Swift in Flight, Carved in Relief

Fri, 24 May 2019 - Sat, 25 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Swifts and curlews are the iconic birds so long associated with Masham and the Yorkshire Dales. Capture one of these emblems of Yorkshire in stone with stone carver, Gaynor Pearson. Over two days,...

£160

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All Levels

5 spaces available

Carve a Gazing Hare in Stone

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 - Sat, 14 Sep 2019

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Hares are the stuff of folklore. The moon gazing hare has long been a symbol of fertility and new life. So, whether you're trying your hand with a chisel on stone for the...

£230

Info & Book

All Levels

5 spaces available

NEW

Stone Carving - Nature in Relief

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 - Thu, 19 Sep 2019

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Nature has provided a source of inspiration for relief stone carvers for thousands of years. Whether it was symbols of fertility and renewal, the passage of the seasons, animals, birds, fish or flowers...

£160

Info & Book

All Levels

6 spaces available

Try Your Hand at Letter Cutting in Stone

Thu, 23 May 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is a great opportunity to get a taste for letter cutting in stone. Put chisel to stone to create V cut lettering and try your hand at relief lettering where the letter...

£85

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