Having taught for over fifteen years all over the UK and abroad, I now offer a range of courses from my woodland workshop and run regular one-day classes once a month, both at my workshop near Bramley and in Bethnal Green London.

Below are this years' course dates as well as some more detailed information for my two main venues

Please note we do not issue refunds.

Birtley Woodland Estate

Location for the Stone Carving Classes is my Woodland Workshop, Birtley House Estate, Birtley Road, Bramley, Surrey GU5 0LB

2020 classes 
cost - £95 - (Taster day £105 includes stone)

10.00am - 4.00pm


January 11th 
February 22nd 
March 28th 
April 18th 
May 2nd 
June 6th 
July 25th 
August 22nd 
September 12th 
October 10th 
November 14th 
December 5th 

St. Johns Bethnal Green

Location for the Stone Carving Classes is the crypt at St. Johns on Bethnal Green, Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PA

2020 classes 
cost - £66- (Taster day £76 includes stone)

11.30am - 5.30pm


January 12th 
February 23nd 
March 29th 
April 19th 
May 3nd 
June 7th 
July 26th 
August 23nd 
September 13th 
October 11th 
November 15th 
December 6th


Examples of students work


New For 2020

Stone Carving and Letter Carving Courses, long weekend, 3 and 4 day courses at the ‘Woodland Workshop’ on the Birtley estate. Location Birtley House Estate, Birtley Road, Bramley, Surrey GU5 0LB

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd March
‘Introduction to Letter Carving’
Cost - £250 - times -10am -4pm daily

Friday 17th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th April
‘Introduction to Stone Carving’  
Cost - £330 -times - 10am -4pm daily

Thursday 16th, Friday 17th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th July 
'Carving colourful Soapstones & Alabaster’  
Cost - £440 - times - 10am - 4pm daily

Friday 18th, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September 
‘Introduction to Stone carving’
Cost - £330 -times - 10am -4pm daily  

Stone carving in a woodland on the Birtley Estate under the expert tutelage of Simon Keeley was a very special day. My first time holding a chisel and working stone was a joy. Simon's friendly, relaxed and helpful guidance throughout the day made the experience empowering and fascinating. I learnt a number of techniques to create lines and textures and had the opportunity to experiment with a range of tools. I was thrilled with the end result, which was a lovely keepsake of the day. Working alongside other stone carving regulars was inspiring; they were very friendly sharing helpful tips and talking about their projects. I would thoroughly recommend this stone carving class to anyone wanting to try something new. You will be truly inspired by this talented teacher.


Book A Course

phone: 07939 337 441

email: simonkeeley@rocketmail.com

I also teach two courses a year at West Dean College West Sussex, for more information about West Dean please check out their website. www.westdean.org.uk 


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