Feb 1ST

Stonemasonry Students Success

Two former Moulton College students Luke Koster and Charlie Dashwood are using skills learnt at Moulton College to carve out careers in Stonemasonry.

Luke Koster has recently started a traditional four year apprenticeship as a letter-cutter with Stoneletters in Oxfordshire, where Luke will be trained by the talented Fergus Wessel. This is a fantastic opportunity for Luke, a dedicated, talented student who developed the skills and knowledge within his full time course to help him secure this apprenticeship.

Charlie Dashwood has started a training work placement for 12 months in masonry and carving at Lincoln Cathedral. This opportunity is rare with a high level of competition and Charlie worked hard during his course with us last year. He really proved himself as a competent mason, which secured this opportunity. We are very proud of Charlie’s achievements in winning a place at Lincoln Cathedral and for his commitment to the trade. 

The course team at Moulton are very proud of the achievements of both students and for their commitment to this specialist trade. 

Moulton College is committed to provide training opportunities in Stonemasonry to preserve traditional craft skills in both stonemasonry and carving, in order to support current and future restoration works on monumental and Iconic architecture. 

The College is delighted to welcome new lecturer Richard Noviss.  Richard is a stonemason and carver with twenty years’ experience. Richard studied sculpture at Exeter School of Art and trained as a stonemason and carver at Weymouth College. He worked in the Cathedral workshops of Wells and Winchester before becoming self-employed in 1988. Richard has joined the college on a part time basis so that he can continue his commercial work on individual commissions for both private and commercial clients. 

Richard joins full time lecturer Emma Dexter who is a stonemason/carver trained at York Minster with twenty years’ experience in the trade. She also studied sculpture at West Dean and Leeds College of Art. Emma is also a committee manager with The Orton Trust and has recently been admitted to the Freedom of the Worshipful Company of Masons in recognition of her work in passing on traditional stonemasonry and carving skills to new generations of stonemasons and has been with the college for the past 18 months.  Moulton College offers full time, part time and apprenticeship courses in Stonemasonry.

Anyone interested in finding out more should contact the College or visit one of our open days or taster days.