York Minster Stone Carving festival

8 August, 2010 – 9:29 am

On the 14th and 15th of August, I will be taking part in a stone masons festival at York Minster. There will be about 80 carvers and masons from around the country and abroad. We have the choice of 2 types of limestone depending on what we would like to carve, I have not worked either so until I get there I won’t know what to expect!

We will start early on the Saturday, the general public will be able to wander about and watch. There will be a buzz of excitement as we all start work and finally see what everyone is going to carve!! I have a few ideas, but I will decide next week what to carve.

Every mason knows the time limit is short-the auction takes place on Sunday afternoon!! So we must choose something that we know we will finish, but also this is a competition so we also are aware that we must push our skills to the limit.

From last years festival in Norway, I know that I can achieve alot in the short space of time, but I also know that I set my level high and must keep my reputation!!!

I hope to see you there, wish me luck.


Visit www.yorkminster.org/learning/york-minster-works-department/stone-carving-festival/  For more details.

  1. 2 Responses to “York Minster Stone Carving festival”

  2. Hi Carrie,
    It was really good to meet all the Carvers at York this weekend, It really opened my eyes to what you guys do. I look forward to seeing the Photos on here soon! How much did your Shell go for eventually?

    By Craige Timmins on Aug 18, 2010

  3. Hi Craige, I am writing a post at the moment about the weekend, I will put photos and drawings up. I’m glad you enjoyed yourself and look forward to meeting you again at the next festival!

    By Carrie Horwood on Aug 18, 2010

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