Student Profiles - Alex Brown

Alex Brown

Alex Brown

Diploma Level 2 Stonemasonry

My first thought about this course is that I wish I had done it sooner!  As a 29 year old man that came out of full time work as a forklift driver I’m now so pleased I’ve found a career that I love and have found a true enjoyment in doing every day. I find that cutting lines and simple shapes in order to get to a more complex finished product is a very satisfying process.  I encourage anyone to do a taster day to try it out, it really clarified what the course involved when I was guided by the stonemasonry lecturer Emma Dexter and shown previous students finished work.

Now I am in my 2nd year, I feel fully immersed in the course and am now thinking of future paths to take.  I would love to one day be a free-lance stone carver and create beautiful works of art. I would also like to experience as manly fields within the stonemasonry trade as possible.

Restoration work will offer many traditional and useful skills.I am very pleased that I have found this course and look forward to doing year 3.

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