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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

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Traditional approach to teaching

NICK Rowsell is determined to create a lasting legacy which ensures a traditional craft is kept alive by future generations.

He discovered the arts of stone-carving while working as a cladder on a construction site in London 24 years ago.

He bought some second-hand chisels and set about carving some limestone off-cuts he had taken home.

Since that time, he has been carving commercially for both private and public sector clients.

He became interested in teaching when he moved to the North-East, establishing a workshop and gallery in Newcastle.

Now based in Hexham, he continues working on commissions and projects.

And he wants to extend his activities to include running basis stonecarving and masonry courses for students, aged 13 and over.

He intends to use the advertising space in the Courant for a campaign to promote his business, and seeking the support and advice of mentors to develop his training programme.