Marble Carving in my Garden

Naxos, Grikkland

Upplifun sem Maggie býður upp á

3 klst., Tungumál: enska og Gríska

Það sem verður gert

You will meet me under an olive tree where I will have work tables, blocks of crystalline white marble of Naxos, and a sets of locally forged tools. I will share with you a brief history of marble arts, introduce different types of tools, and discuss the properties of marble and other stones. I will guide you thru the use and the traditional hand carving technique of each tool. You will practice with each tool on a block of marble for a period of time. When you have "mastered" each tool we will proceed to design and create a relief sculpture that you can then take home with you. It can be an Archaic Greek design from one of my templates or and idea that you have brought with you. I will work with you on the approach, process, and execution of the piece. I take my work seriously, but also embrace a fun and relaxed environment in the peaceful settings of our garden.
After three hours of immersing yourself with the stone you will have an understanding of traditional carving techniques and process of marble sculpture. Absolutely no experience is necessary even if you are someone who says, "I have no artistic talent", the techniques and skills can be learned.
Other things to note
I will meet you on the main road just as you reach the village of Eggares in front of Xaris Taverna. There are no modern restrooms on our farm so be prepared!
You will meet me under an olive tree where I will have work tables, blocks of crystalline white marble of Naxos, and a sets of locally forged tools. I will share with you a brief history of marble arts, introduce different types of tools, and discuss the properties of marble and other stones. I will guide you thru the use and the traditional hand carving technique of each tool. You will practice with each tool on a block of marble for a perio…

Hvað er innifalið

  • Drykkir
    greek coffe, fresh squeezed lemonade, wine, raki
  • Búnaður
    marble, tools, work table

Þetta er gestgjafi þinn, Maggie

Gestgjafi á Airbnb síðan 2017
  • 119 umsagnir
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I am a sculptor, gardener, and a mother of two living in Naxos for the past 9 years. The reason I came to Greece 11 years ago was specifically to immerse myself into the history and techniques of marble sculpture. My journey in stone carving actual began in the States starting at the age of 19 as a hobby for many years using the local limestone in Indiana and Texas. I spent 2 years in Tinos island working in various marble workshops and at the School of Fine Arts in Pyrgos. I use traditional hand tooling techniques as well as modern power tools. I enjoy very much to share the history, techniques and my philosophy of stone carving from what I have gathered over the years.
I am a sculptor, gardener, and a mother of two living in Naxos for the past 9 years. The reason I came to Greece 11 years ago was specifically to immerse myself into the history and techniques of marble sculpture. My journey in stone carving actual began in the States starting at the age of 19 as a hobby for many years using the local limestone in Indiana and Texas. I spent 2 years in Tinos island working in various marble workshops and at the School of Fine Arts in Pyrgos. I use traditio…
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Staðsetning

Grimantis Garden is working farm with orchards and a growing biodiversity of plants, animals, and sculpture. It is one kilometer from the main road nestled in the agricultural valley between the villages of Galini and Eggares. There are several building projects happening including a small dome house, a sauna and a natural swimming pool.

Einkunn 4,97 af 5 í 119 umsögnum.

Ekaterina
október 2021
Maggie is a great expert in marble sculpturing and truly took care of us, explaining dos and don’ts as well as all basics. The whole family was able to produce its mini sculptures within short period of time!
Natasha
október 2021
My husband and I had a really fun and magical time with Maggie. It was really fun getting to work with our hands and create a unique piece of art to take home.
Erika-Jayne
október 2021
Such a unique and fun experience, definitely recommend! Maggie was really kind and helpful throughout the process. We now have a deeper appreciation for marble sculpting and new friends.
Shelly
október 2021
This was an awesome/amazing experience! My husband and I loved every single moment of it! Maggie was great at explaining and helping with the carving. Thank you for this great experience!
Stefan
október 2021
A fantastic experience !!! can only be recommended. Great place, and an adorable Maggi. Good wine and fruit as well as lemonade rounded it off. We will never forget It is highly recommended. Thank you Maggi for the great experience with you and your great stones. Stefan
Michelle
október 2021
Exceptional. The “pinch me” gorgeous garden, the delicious snacks, Maggie’s patient and fun demeanor and creating a marble carving that will always remind us of our trip. Afterwards we were walking around old town Naxos and found some marble carvings and it was so cool to identify the techniques and tools used for the creation— this experience made us appreciate all of the carvings around Greece on a much deeper level. Definitely book this!!

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