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Rollie Grandbois, Founder

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P O Box 32373
Santa Fe, NM 87594
 1- 877-683-3087
E-Mail :

2011 Southwest Stone Carving Weekend  Workshop

Our 17th Year

The 2012 Southwest Stone Carving Workshop is scheduled for April 20 through April 22.  This year we are again holding a short spring course in Hobbs, New Mexico.  We encourage beginner and novice carvers, as well as an expanded experience for advanced carvers.



About the Workshop

Workshop includes:

 1 cubic foot of limestone

3 lunches, Saturday Night Cookout

3 days of instruction from Master Stone Carvers


Tuition is just $295

Camping is available nearby at McAdams State Park, just a short 10 minute drive from the worksite.


The workshop welcomes those at all levels of experience. Topics range from basic stone carving techniques to advanced carving and monumental sculpture.

For registration form, click here


About the Instructors



Carl Berney    Standing Stones Studio, Santa Fe    


Cliff Fragua    Singing Stone Studio

Jemez Pueblo sculptor, Cliff Fragua has learned the secret of the stone through his cultural and ancestral teachings. Based in Native American themes, his work shows a pride for his culture and a deep understanding of the inherent spirituality of the stone. He feels that the honesty and purity of this most basic material permits him to express himself from the heart and to express the spirit that Native people respect and revere as embodied in the stone. . His most recent commission, a larger than life sized depiction of Pope’ – a Tewa Indian leader – represents the State of New Mexico in the National Statuary Hall  at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.  Other works are installed in public locations and in leading museums and in private collections. Clifford had training in Pietrasanta, Italy, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Institute of American Indian Art. He has been an instructor for many years at  SWSCA Carving Workshops.


Kat Watson     Stone on the Road

Kat is a life long artist who has been carving stone for over 9 years. As an  Instructor at the workshop for the last five years, she has demonstrated patience and skill in helping novice carvers grow beyond their initial trepidation to achieve confidence in their skills. Kat exhibits her work in the Taos, NM area. She created a large memorial for the town center of Questa, NM.



Edward Fleming


Monique Shoustra


Woot Gibson


For a Registration Brochure, phone or email:
1 - 877-683-3087



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