with Adam Williamson, International Calligrapher, Geometer and Stone/Wood Carver
10:00am – 4:00pm, Saturday 5th March 2022
Bow Road Studios, London E3
Experience one of the most satisfying carving processes and complete a pattern of your choice. This is a unique opportunity to experience plaster carving with a practicing sculptor in his studio. The patterns used for the intro exercises will focus on the geometric and biomorphic patterns and techniques of the Islamic lands but final projects can draw on a multitude of tradition designs.
Participants will practice relief & piercing carving techniques and receive an introduction to plaster casting and mold making. There will also be an opportunity to use traditional chisels from Morocco.
At the end of the course, everyone will have a least one finished panel to take home with them.
There are 20 places available on this course.
All materials are included.
Adam is a skilled calligrapher, geometer and stone/wood carver. He is drawn to particular shapes and patterns that can tessellate into perfectly balanced structures. His work embodies universal principles found in nature through hands-on craftsmanship.
Adam has undertaken a long list of prestigious commissions from clients including HRH the Prince of Wales, NYU, Spotify USA, Oxford University, Shakespeare’s Globe London, Kew Gardens, Westminster Abbey, the British Council, the Foreign Office in Vienna.
He has also carried out a series of permanent public art works around the UK including Sustrans in Wales.
Adam has been a sessional lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London and delivered workshops and public lectures at many leading cultural institutions including The British Museum, Cambridge University, The British Library, The V&A Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, New York University, Spotify (NY), and MIA (Doha, Qatar).