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Anna is passionate about carving Celtic knots into sandstone using traditional techniques, and stone carving tools as taught to her by an Italian master carver and mason. The interconnected lines weave a pattern of infinity, eternity and unity that creates a meditative effect while carving.
During the two day workshop you will learn the art of stone carving transferring a Celtic design onto stone. You will gain experience utilising a range of chisels to create depth and dimension. This unique method of carving is ideal for those interested in exploring the art of carving while simultaneously stilling the mind to relax as the lines weave an interrelated pattern of peace.
Classes between 8 -
DATES: Please make an enquiry
TIME: 10am – 4pm (arrive 30 minutes early)
Students will take home a finished project.
COST: $275.00 + materials (Morning tea and locally grown wholesome lunch included)
TEACHER: Anna Pye Read Bio
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Anna is an experienced teacher, carver and sculptor and believes that everyone can be an artist if provided with the appropriate techniques and tools to surrender to the creative flow. She is committed to allow students to achieve a love of art and a trust in their own ability to create from their own unique perspective. Anna has exhibited extensively and has been a member of the Australia Sculptors Society for many years.
My deep passion is exploring the expression of beauty in form and line through carving Celtic knots in stone and exploring symbolic and sacred art.
I agree with Brancusi: "Working on the stone, in the stone, I came upon spirit hidden in matter, the forbidden measure of its fathomless being".
Sculpting in any art medium is the art of surrendering to the creative flow and applying techniques to ensure skills and techniques can transform and create that which is perceived, imagined and felt.
Bachelor of Arts South Africa
Mudgee Art School
Stone Carving: Master Stone Carver Noel Gray, Sydney
Tom Bass Sculpture Studio, Sydney
Helen Leete & Alan Sommerville, Kuringai Art Centre, Sydney
Canberra Institute of Technology
Current Art Project:
Director of Willowtree Sculpture Garden: Inaugural Sculpture Exhibition Opening November 2016
Participated in Group Exhibitions in NSW and ACT since 1990. I enjoy engaging in Garden and outdoor Art, some of my public Art can be viewed at Innana Sculpture Garden NSW.
Contact: Commissions welcome, I can be contacted on 02 48373046, mobile: 0417400995.
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