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Class: Carving Soapstone Bedwarmer Relief Sculpture

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Taught by sculptor Anne Alexander

Learn how to carve the soft stone of soapstone and create a relief sculpture that can be used as a bedwarmer.  Soapstone bedwarmers have been used for hundreds of years, and are still warming cold sheets in fall and winter.  The stones are placed near a woodstove or other heat source, wrapped in a towel and put in bed.  Their warmth is especially comforting during our chilly Maine winters.

Participants will learn to carve this soft stone using rasps, files and chisels. The pieces will be finished using wet sanding paper in various grits to achieve a soft sheen to the stone. Carve an animal, a shell, a flower, an abstract form, or whatever you envision.  Examples will be available for inspiration.

Monday July 17th, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm (with half hour lunch break, please bring a lunch)

Fee includes materials: BRV Members $55 per person or family rate of $95 for two, non-members $60 per person or family rate of $100 for two.  This class is suitable for ages 12 to adult. Younger participants of age 8 and above are welcome along with parent participation.  For more information or to register call BRV at 207-633-4727.


July 17
10:00 am - 2:30 pm