Workshops Workshops | Summer 2016 - Page 13

Stone Carving The art of stone carving is an integral part of our architectural history. Both Bryn Athyn Cathedral and Glencairn evolved gradually, relying on creative input from carefully selected European stonemasons and artisans. This collaboration was exceptional: the various components of the buildings, such as the doors, windows, pillars and capitals were designed and built on-site and by hand. Before picking up your own hammer and chisel, you will have the opportunity to examine the intricate stonework on both the interior and exterior of Bryn Athyn Cathedral and Glencairn Museum. Architectural Stone Carving with Simeon Warren July 25–29— $675 In 1290 Queen Eleanor, beloved wife of King Edward I, died near Lincoln Cathedral. The Kings Masons were tasked to design and build 12 Memorial Crosses sited along the funeral procession’s path between Lincoln Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. This workshop is based on the recreation of a stone element for a newly designed Eleanor Cross for Lincoln Cathedral by The Stone People Project. Simeon Warren is the Dean Emeritus of the American College of the Building Arts in Charleston, SC. As a stone carver he learned his trade at Weymouth College, gaining an Advanced Craft Certificate in Masonry from the City and Guilds of London Institute. His first professional position was as an apprentice at Lincoln Cathedral, later becoming Deputy Yard Foreman at Wells Cathedral, where he worked on the central tower. He has also produced stone for a number of historic buildings including Buckingham Palace and The Houses of Parliament. At Glasgow School of Art he received a fine arts degree in environmental art, which allowed him to create more contemporary conceptual work. Register at brynathyn.edu/workshops 11