Helmsley Decorative and Fine Arts Society - 'A Little Revolution; The Revival of Direct Carving in Stone'

Madeline Goold, who studied law at University, is a sculptor and was taught by Jacob Epstein's last assistant and Eric Gill's last apprentice.  Like them (and Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore) she carves directly into the stone supported by drawings. In this lecture she describes the ancient and Romanesque carving techniques and the Beaux Arts tradition and using archive photographs, reveals Gill and Epstein's methods.  Examples of today's direct carving in stone are also shown.


Monthly lectures on many topics, all at Helmsley Arts Centre Oct – July. To become a member: £45 per year for 9 lectures or for an individual lecture: £10. Please ring Rowena Godfrey on 01439 770617

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