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Stone Carving Lessons – August 2019

Students taking part in stone carving lessons at Sandy Hill Studios, Corfe Castle.
Jonathan will be running stone carving courses on 22, 23, 24 & 25 August 2019. Suitable for Beginners & Intermediates, the lessons will be held at at Sandy Hill Studios, Corfe Castle, Dorset.
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Stone Carving Lessons, Sandy Hill Studios, Corfe Castle

Students taking part in stone carving lessons at Sandy Hill Studios, Corfe Castle.
A few photos from Jonathan's Easter stone carving lessons at Sandy Hill Studios, Corfe Castle, Dorset.

The weather was beautiful and the students all had a good time, producing some wonderful carvings (photos of the finished items coming soon).
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Jonathan Sells – stone carving lessons, Dorset, 2019

Jonathan Sells. Photograph by Rob Rowe.

Jonathan will be offering stone carving tuition in 2019 on the following dates: April 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd (Easter weekend) More dates to be arranged. For more details on stone carving lessons in Dorset, or to book, please contact Jonathan direct.  

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Purbeck Stone Cow Fountain in ‘The Dubber’ Magazine

Photo of Jonathan's Purbeck stone cow fountain on the cover of September 2018's issue of 'The Dubber'.

Jonathan's Purbeck stone carved cow fountain features on the cover of September's issue of The Dubber (www.thedubber.co.uk). The Dubber is the mouthpiece of the Parishes of the Purbeck Hills. The cow fountain was commissioned by Purbeck Ice Cream to celebrate their 30 years in...

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Jonathan at Purbeck Pirate Festival 2018: 23rd-27th May

Pirate stone carving by Jonathan Sells.

Jonathan will be at the Purbeck Pirate Festival 2018, Swanage, on 23rd - 27th May. He'll be based at Sandpit Field. He will be demonstrating various stone carving techniques, and will probably have a stone carved skull and crossbones with him too! Please come and say "Hello" (or "Ahoy there"!).  (Photo, above, shows a 2018 pirate themed stone carving by Jonathan).  ...

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Exhibition at Upton Country Park, 8th-19th June 2017

Exhibition at Upton Country Park, 10th-19th June 2017. Withdrawal to the Forest.

Some of Jonathan Sells' stone carvings will be part of 'Withdrawal to the Forest', an exhibition taking place at The Gallery Upstairs (formerly The Peacock Gallery), Upton Country Park, Poole. His sculptures, along with three other people's work, will be on display from 8th-19th June, 10am-5pm.  Withdrawal to the Forest from David Hendrey on Vimeo....

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Jonathan Sells Featured in ‘Corfe Valley News’

Corfe Valley News logo, Dorset

In May and September 2015, Jonathan was featured in the publication 'Corfe Valley News', talking about one of his most challenging sculpture projects yet. This was a commission to carve four large wall panels for a major project, named Genesis, in the Stonehouse area of Plymouth. Genesis is the name of a new £5 million block housing affordable offices and storage units. Corfe Valley News...

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Jonathan Sells meets Princess Anne

One of Jonathan Sells' most challenging project yet was a commission to carve four large wall panels for a major project, named Genesis, in the Stonehouse area of Plymouth. Genesis is the name of a new £5 million block housing affordable offices and storage units. As a result, Jonathan had the pleasure of meeting HRH Princess Anne on 29th June 2015, at the unveiling of his work...

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