Come one, come all! In half an hour the auction of stone carvings begins.
Here are the lots:
Hi everyone, Ed here to give you a quick update on how everything’s going on day two of the Gloucester Stone Carving Festival 2013!
If you’ve not already done so, please do come and see us at the Llanthony Priory (next door to the college) where you’ll be able to see our brilliant volunteer carvers working on their sculptures. I’ve included some photos at the bottom of this post but they don’t even begin to portray the amount of work going on. Everywhere you look, there are carvers chipping away and speaking to our visitors.
I may try and get a recording of the sound of that many carvers at work, all you can hear is taps, thuds even the occasional ring of a chisel or the stones themselves. It’s very difficult to describe. Again, I urge you to drop by and experience it for yourself.
Our carvers have been working tirelessly for two days on their carvings and it’s quite astonishing how much they can do in such a short space of time. What were once simply blocks of Tetbury limestone (kindly donated by Veizey’s Quarry – Thanks again guys) are now becoming recognisable as the finished sculptures they will soon become. Each of those sculptures will be in a charity auction being held on the main stage of the Tall Ships festival in the docks at 15:00 on Monday.
If bidding on a sculpture isn’t for you, remember Carrie has created an original sculpture especially for the festival which is the prize in a raffle. For £2, you can have a chance to take that beautifully elegant sculpture home.
Anyway, I promised some photos! Here you go:
Hello and welcome to the Gloucester Stone Carving Festival website.
This is the place to visit for news and updates on how the festival preparations are coming along. Once the festival is up and running we’ll be posting photographs and other items that may interest you.
Don’t forget, if you’d like to get involved by helping to sponsor the event, volunteering to help out or if you’re a stonemason, taking part in the carving; please go to the contact us page and give us a shout. We’ll be happy to give you some details.
We hope you’ll call back here often as we’ll be keeping you up to date with developments as they happen. Happy carving!