Thursday, October 8, 2009

We'll eventually get the hang of this blogging thing... Well, our Nationwide slot is in the can. Last Tuesday was a lovely sunny day which really improves the appearance of everything, so hopefully the place will look ok on tv. We had four very enthusiastic stone carvers here on the day, hammering away and Philip was interviewed by Michael Ryan. The crew was here for about an hour and a half and this will be condensed into a few minutes of airtime, which will be great advertising for us. We're already getting in the popcorn in anticipation, so tune in Monday evening, 12th Oct at 7pm.
Our evening classes started last Monday evening and we had a great crowd, so much so we've decided to split the group in two and run another class on Tuesdays. It always amazes us that no matter how many people we have in a stone carving workshop, no two people have the same idea for a piece. We're tossing around the idea of having an exhibition here at the end of the evening classes, maybe a Sunday afternoon in early December, an "end-of-term" show.
Philip is putting the finishing touches to his Combat Poverty piece. This is a granite piece which is going to be placed in Liberty Square, Thurles and unveiled on Saturday 17th October, world Poverty Awareness Day. The piece was commissioned by Thurles Active Community Development. Hopefully I'll be able to get a picture of it onto the blog.
That's all for now, get in contact with us if you have anything to add.