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

Try Your Hand at Letter Cutting in Stone

Wed, 26 Feb 2020

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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All Levels

7 spaces available

NEW

Gilding + Colouring Effects on Stone - Coasters & Bookends

Fri, 5 Jun 2020

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

This is a fun day with stone carver, Gaynor Pearson, exploring the options for imbuing stone with added colour and gilded effects. The natural colour and textural qualities of stone can be accentuated...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Stone Carving - Seed Pods & Plants in Bas Relief

Sat, 6 Jun 2020 - Sun, 7 Jun 2020

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Botanical subjects have provided a source of inspiration for relief stone carvers for thousands of years. Whether it was as symbols of fertility and renewal, or the passage of time and death. Flowers,...

£170

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All Levels

6 spaces available

Stone Carving - Green Man in High Relief

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 - Fri, 18 Sep 2020

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Whether you're trying your hand with a chisel on stone for the first time, or you already have some experience, join Gaynor for this 3 day workshop where you will develop your own...

£235

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All Levels

8 spaces available

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