The John Stevens Shop, Newport, Rhode Island, America

Enjoy a tour of the John Stevens Shop in Newport, Rhode Island, which is one of America’s longest running business’, having opened it’s stone carving doors in 1705. Today the shop is owned and run by Nick Benson, third generation letterer and stone carver. In the past few decades The John Stevens Shop has created some of the finest lettering on America’s national monuments, such as the The World World II Memorial and the Martin Luther King Memorial, both in Washington D.C, along with countless other national memorials and monuments.”

Féile na gCloch, the festival of stones, unfurls virtually in 2020 on the 18th and 19th September. On both days at 1pm you can follow the event on Facebook. Or  engage with the event whenever suits you via the Galway Heritage website.

Féile na gCloch, festival of stones, is an annual event on Inis Oírr that takes place every September. It brings together practitioners in stone walling, stone carving and letter carving from around the world to celebrate the heritage of the stones of the Aran Islands. In 2017, a new workshop was introduced, to reflect on the role that drawing and sketching plays in each of these traditions.

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