Sculpture tutor to teach independently at Amerton Farm‏

Miranda with Julia Roberts
Miranda with Julia Roberts

Sculpture tutor, Miranda Wakeman, who has taught sculpture for Stafford College for over fourteen years, has made the bold move to run her classes independently at nearby Amerton Farm.

She said

“It is sad in some ways to leave the college but I feel that I can offer more flexibility and informality for those attending the classes”.

Classes, which are in the traditional craft of life sculpture and stone carving, will be starting on 13th September at Amerton Farm sculpture workshop. Class sculptor, Bill Coles, commented

“I have been going to life sculpture classes for several years and it continues to challenge and fascinate me”.

Bill Coles
Bill Coles

Miranda pointed out

“the farm is a great place to work, it is great to watch the little chicks while we’re having our tea break”.

Carol Goodall
Carol Goodall

The stone carvers work local sandstone or limestone using traditional skills, Phil Baskerville, a class carver, said

“there is great satisfaction when you polish a finished piece, bringing out the natural beauty of the stone formed millions of years ago”.

No previous knowledge is required as there will be step-be-step guidance and individual tuition. Miranda explained

“Everyone works at their own pace through an individual plan and although classes run termly, attending sessions is very flexible”.

 

Gill Bertram
Gill Bertram

Life sculpture classes run on Tuesday mornings, stone carving on Thursday and Saturday mornings and clay sculpture on Saturday mornings.

All classes run from 9.30am until 12.30 at the sculpture workshop in the farmyard at Amerton Farm between the blacksmith and the calves.

For more information contact Miranda at sculpturecourses@gmail.com or http://sculpturecourses.wixsite.com/amerton