David King Stone Carving

I started sculpting in stone to complement my work as a dry stone waller, and now produce pieces for commission and sale working from my studio in the Cotswold Water Park.

I find stone challenging and enjoyable to work with; I love exploring the varied textures and colours found in material from different parts of the country (and around the world).  Along with the stone, the countryside around me provides endless inspiration and is often reflected in my work.

The letter cutting presents its own challenges and reflects my interest in typography, linking back to my previous life as a printer in the marketing and advertising industry.

After several months of planning and hard graft, I am delighted to open the Ticket Office Studio & Gallery to visitors. Our home in the Cotswolds Water Park was once the Station Master’s house so the Ticket Office name seemed apt when we dreamt up the studio and gallery idea.  I’m always happy to chat so whether you’re a fellow artist, you’re interested in my work or if you’re just lost on the way to the pub, call in and say hello.

Call to arrange a visit: 07806 705065

You’ll find us on the corner of Station Road and Robert Franklin Way in South Cerney and if my bike’s outside, I’m at home.  Depending on work and exhibition commitments, I’ll usually be in the studio at weekends during the Spring and Summer, and occasionally during the week. Please give me a call if you’re making a special trip, as I will always do my best to be there for visitors.  If you’re lucky, there may even be tea and cake…


First time carver stone hare

Create your own unique piece of sculpture with a 2-day stone carving course in the fabulous surroundings of the Cotswold Water Park.  Even if you’ve never picked up a chisel (like Peter in our photo), with David’s guidance you will be able to take away your own work of art at the end of the course.

The course covers basic stone carving techniques for beginners, whilst those with some previous experience will be inspired to explore new ideas and techniques.

We’ll give you home cooked lunches and sweet treats to sustain you along the way, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to chat to your fellow stone carvers and ask questions.

All tools, safety goggles and stone will be provided.  We do ask that you wear stout shoes for safety, and comfortable clothes that won’t suffer from getting dusty!  The studio can be a bit chilly if the weather is poor so layers are a good idea.

Gift Vouchers

If someone you know has a birthday or celebration coming up give them an experience to remember with one of our gift vouchers.  Ask us about gift vouchers here.

2 day course: £185   Ask us a question or book here

2018 Course Dates

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 March 2018      COURSE FULL

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 April 2018

Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 May 2018

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 June 2018

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 July 2018

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 August 2018

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 September 2018

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 October 2018


Terms of booking
Payment in full is required at the time of booking.
All course attendees will be given a safety talk and it is important that the safety guidance is followed.  You will be provided with safety glasses but it is your responsibility to wear stout shoes.
Home cooked lunches are provided on both days.  Please advise us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.
Due to the limited number of places available on each course, should you cancel your place after payment, we will either offer an alternative date or a 75% refund if at least 28 days’ notice is given.  Full refunds may be given at our discretion.
We reserve the right to cancel a course or change the dates.  Should this be the case you will be offered a chance to book an alternative date or obtain a full refund.


2017 Exhibitions & Demonstrations

You can see my work at several exhibitions during the Spring and Summer this year.  I am often carving during the exhibitions so do come along and say hello if you are in the area.

Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th May, 10.00-4.00: Ticket Office Studio & Gallery Open Weekend
We will be opening the Ticket Office Studio and Gallery to visitors for the first time this weekend.  Please do call in to say hello and see my work in our small studio and gallery.  There may even be tea and cake!

13th – 21st May: Oxfordshire Artweeks Festival (various venues)
I am delighted to have been asked to take part in this wide ranging festival again this year. My work will be shown as part of a mixed media exhibition in Great Rollright Village Hall (site 221 on the festival map). I will be carving my latest work at the exhibition on Sunday 14th and Sunday 21st May. The Oxfordshire Artweeks festival takes place across Oxfordshire throughout May – find out more here

29th May (Bank Holiday Monday): South Cerney Street Fair
You will find me tapping away at a lump of stone amongst the stalls and attractions at the hugely popular annual event.  There is plenty to see and it’s a great day all round so do look out for me if you’re there.

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June: Rodborough Open Gardens & Sculpture Trail, Rodborough, Stroud
An open air exhibition with a wide variety of sculpture on display in a series of stunning private gardens. I will be showing some of my work and carving in one of the gardens on both days, between 11.00 and 4.00.  More details can be found here

Saturday 22nd July: Warwick Hall, Burford, Glos
My work will be shown as part of a mixed media exhibition in the newly opened community and arts centre which can be found in the centre of this lovely Cotswold town.

4th – 10th October: Pop-up Exhibition, the Village Hall, Lower Slaughter, Glos
I will be showing a number of pieces along with other local artists at this popular exhibition in one of Gloucestershire’s most beautiful villages

Mobile: 07806 705065
email: info@davidkingstonecarving.com

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