Stone Carving with Marg Gurr

Join local sculptor and carver, Marg Gurr for an enjoyable afternoon learning how to carve soapstone. In this 3 hour class, you will be provided with Brazilian soapstone (blues, greens, and browns), basic carving tools, and instructions to complete one of three possible suggested shapes. You are welcome to come with your own ideas if you wish. Instruction will include mapping out your piece on the stone, How to use the different tools, sanding with files and then sandpapers, finishing detail, adding oil to bring out the colour, and applying a thin coat of wax or other protective substance. If you have been unable to complete your piece, you can take it home with the required tools and finish it at your convenience.* soapstone is non-toxic, but masks are suggested, and may still be required under Public Health restrictions.About the Instructor:Marg Gurr is a local artist who has been carving and sculpting stone for 20 years. She works in soapstone, alabaster, limestone, serpentine, marble, and granite. Marg's work includes abstract and realism, stone mounted on canvas, unique decorative pieces, and functional pieces such as sinks and fountain bases. She also enjoys laminating different stones into singular pieces and combining stone with other materials such as wood. Marg is driven by her passion for creativity and her appreciation for the simplicity of stone as her principal medium. Her motto: It's easier than you think!

Creative Nomad Studios
Join local sculptor and carver, Marg Gurr for an enjoyable afternoon learning how to carve soapstone. In this 3 hour class, you will be provided with Brazilian soapstone (blues, greens, and browns), basic carving tools, and instructions to complete one of three possible suggested shapes. You are welcome to come with your own ideas if you wish. Instruction will include mapping out your piece on the stone, How to use the different tools, sanding with files and then sandpapers, finishing detail, adding oil to bring out the colour, and applying a thin coat of wax or other protective substance. If you have been unable to complete your piece, you can take it home with the required tools and finish it at your convenience.
* soapstone is non-toxic, but masks are suggested, and may still be required under Public Health restrictions.


About the Instructor:

Marg Gurr is a local artist who has been carving and sculpting stone for 20 years. She works in soapstone, alabaster, limestone, serpentine, marble, and granite. Marg's work includes abstract and realism, stone mounted on canvas, unique decorative pieces, and functional pieces such as sinks and fountain bases. She also enjoys laminating different stones into singular pieces and combining stone with other materials such as wood. Marg is driven by her passion for creativity and her appreciation for the simplicity of stone as her principal medium. Her motto: It's easier than you think!