Our aim is to keep the art of carving stone by hand alive and bring it to the general public. We teach a foundation course for beginners with no experience and always welcome new members.

Proudly organising the 2023 Halifax Stone Festival in partnership with Halifax Minster. Join us at the Minster on 22nd and 23rd July 2023 for live music, food and drink, up to 60 stone carvers from across the country and tool stalls. Further details and participant applications forms available under the ‘news’ tab.

Free Taster Session

All are welcome to try the ancient craft of carving at a FREE introductory session. Contact us to arrange your free workshop tour and practical session.

Foundation Course

Complete our 8 weeks introductory course. You will become competent at basic relief carving techniques and safe workshop use. £15 per session.


Membership is open to all with an interest in stone carving and who are willing to support the aims of the Association. Membership fees are currently £25 a month for full use of the workshop and access to further in-house courses, talks, visits and events.

Opening Times

Tues & Thu 10am – 9pm;

Wednesday10am – 4pm;

Thursday 10am – 9pm;

Saturday 12noon – 4pm

Get In Touch

Email: stonecarvingassociation@hotmail.co.uk

Tel: 07519931784

Drop By

Shaw Lodge Mill, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 9ET

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