Friday, October 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

Please join the ICAA Artisan Committee
For a very special event

Stone Carving Lecture & Workshop
With  Master Stone Carver, Nicholas Fairplay

Join the ICAA for a rare opportunity to explore the art, skill and craft of classical stone carving with renowned Master stone carver, Nicholas Fairplay. 
Stone Carving Techniques: Architectural Elements

In this illustrated presentation, Nicholas Fairplay discusses the theory and techniques used in various stone carving projects and their relationship to the architectural elements in stoneworks. Through a detailed step by step process involving design, drawing, modeling and carving, we discover how the master stone carver transfers ideas or concepts into three dimensional stone.
Friday, October 25th 
6:00pm Wine Reception
7:00pm Lecture
Variety Preview Room Theater
Hobart Building ~ 582 Market Street, San Francisco 
$35 Members and Employees of Professional Member Firms
$45 Non-Members
$20 Emerging Professionals and Student Members

Master Stone Carving Workshop  
This in-depth stone carving class is designed to inspire and instruct professionals, artisans, students and enthusiasts, to advance the techniques of classical stone carving for their business or enjoyment.  Lunch and beverages included! 
Saturday, October 26th
9:00am to 4:00pm 
900 Brookside Drive, Richmond
$130 Per Person
Basic carving tools and stone will be provided to each attendee. Enthusiasts may purchase a more comprehensive carving tool set online from Sculpture House.

Born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK, Nicholas Fairplay began his apprenticeship at age 16 as a stone carver at Chichester Cathedral in England and thereafter became gargoyle carver on the restoration of the North front and Henry 7th Chapel of Westminster Abbey. After receiving his degree from City and Guilds of London Art School in life drawing and clay modeling, he won the Beckwith Travel Scholarship for Drawing and continued his studies of Renaissance, Baroque and Roman Architecture and Sculpture in Rome.

Through an Endowment of the arts Program Mr. Fairplay was recruited as head carver at St. John the Divine in New York where he directed the carving studio as well as instructing and training an international group of select students and carvers. Upon returning to England he worked for the British National Trust restoring historical buildings and monuments considered treasures in the English Heritage. With his extensive knowledge on design and stone carving, Nicholas has also worked on other important US projects: the five niches on College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; the four lions at the Utah State Capitol Building, Salt Lake City; pair of lions at Dollar Bank, Pittsburgh; Cipriani Doorway Bowery Bank in New York City; and the Simon Kenton Statue in Maysville, Kentucky.

Mr. Fairplay was a consultant on the Giza Pyramid Archeological Mapping project for the University of Chicago Research team, and was featured in the filming of the Nova documentary on Pharaonic Pyramid Construction for PBS. In 1995, he was elected a member of the Association of Master Carvers of England. He is also a professional member of the Stone Carvers Guild of the United States.