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LETTER CARVING IN STONE

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Historic Eastfield Village

104 Mud Pond Road

East Nassau, NY 12062

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Learn the basics of hand-carving stone

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This class for beginners covers the basics of hand-carving letters in stone using only hand tools. All materials and tools will be provided as well as plenty of practice time, demonstration, and guidance. Participants practice using a brass mallet and steel chisel to chase out lines and curves, serifs, dots, and other special techniques. Each participant creates a composition of 1 to 4 letters that is carved into a slate plaque to take home with them. Students will put their hands to this most ancient art and create something that could last for hundreds of years. One day of the class will be a field trip to historic cemeteries to get inspired by 18th century lettering.

Allison Blake Steel is one of only about a dozen artisans in the U.S. still practicing the ancient art of carving letters by hand using only a mallet and chisel. She is the proprietor of Hand Carved Slate of Old Chatham, N.Y. (handcarvedslate.com). She began carving slate in 2005, and gives lectures on her research into the trade. She previously worked as a gravestone conservator for Monument Conservation Collaborative, restoring hundreds of early gravestones all over N.Y. and New England.

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Historic Eastfield Village

104 Mud Pond Road

East Nassau, NY 12062

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