STONE CARVING WORKSHOPS 2016 - 2017

Global Stone Workshop on the island of Gotland, Sweden

This summer, G.S.W. and the "Stone Factory", Gotlands Kalkstensfabrik AB, organised a two weeks long sculpture event for Global Stone Workshop 20th anniversary.

Six out of 14 participants to the workshop worked at the Stone Factory in the hamlet of Burgsvik. They went on sculpting every day, even the rainy ones, and mingled at dinner time with the other participants and with local colleagues...

 

 

 

GOTLANDS KALKSTENSFABRIK, THE STONE FACTORY, IN THE HAMLET OF BURGSVIK, SOUTHERN GOTLAND, SWEDEN. 

THE FACTORY HAS BEEN MANUFACTURING STONE PRODUCTS SINCE 1873

 

THE BACK OF THE STONE FACTORY

 

GLOBAL STONE WORKSHOP's SPACES AT THE STONE FACTORY, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE WORKSHOP. EACH BOX HAS ITS OWN CONNECTION TO POWER AND TO THE COMPRESSOR. 

Ms. Anna-Malin Andersson is responsible for all sculpting activities at the Stone Factory. She is very good at instructing people about the qualities and defects of the local limestone and how to handle it.

Mr. Björn, Ms. Malins' "Gladiator", fights all days with stones, boxes, 

power cords and much more.

 

 THE WORKSHOP AT THE STONE FACTORY WITH SPACE FOR 8 SCULPTORS 

THE LOCATION OF THE "MAGIC LIMESTONE QUARRY" IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE ISLAND...

ONE OF THE MANY MYSTERIOUS PATHS TO THE QUARRY

ANOTHER PATH TO THE QUARRY... 

... BUT... WHERE IS THE QUARRY? 

CLOSE... CLOSER... BUT NOT THERE YET...

HEAVY BOULDERS ON OUR WAY TO THE QUARRY...  

DO THEY GET YOU TO TURN BACK? 

 

FINALLY...!

 

 

NOBODYS' WORKING...

 

 

... IT'S ALL FOR US!

THE EASTERN PART OF THE QUARRY

The southern side of the quarry

The eastern part of the quarry

 

The western wall of the quarry

THE MORNING INSPECTION OF THE QUARRY

400.000.000 YEARS OLD LIMESTONE... FULL OF FOSSILS

BLOCKS ON ITS WAY TO THE STONE FACTORY

 

PREPARING SIX WORKING SPACES AT THE EDGE OF THE QUARRY

SIX WORKING SPACES WITH ROOF, READY FOR "ALL EVENTUALITIES"

... BUT NOT FOR WHIRLWINDS...

 

... FIVE WAISTED DAYS

AND THE PARTICIPANTS ON THEIR WAY TO THE QUARRY...!

A PROMISING SUNSET AFTER A DRAMATIC DAY

IT'S MIDNIGHT... FULL MOON...

... THE NIGHT AFTER THE WHIRLWINDS

 SIX "NEW" WORKING SPACES IN THE MORNING MIST

SCULPTOR Mrs. ÅSA A. K. BEFORE STARTING HER WORKING DAY

GLOBAL STONE WORKSHOPs' BASE CAMP AT THE QUARRY

NEAT AND CLEAN BEFORE  THE  COFFEE BREAK

BARBECUE TIME AT THE QUARRY... GOTLAND LAMB ON THE MENU

GLOBAL STONE WORKSHOP's GURU, MASTER SCULPTOR Mr. SVENROBERT LUNDQUIST,

TELLING US THE TRUE STORY OF THE QUARRY, OF ITS' LIMESTONE, OF THE SCULPTORS WHO WORKED WITH IT AND ABOUT THE VERY FIRST WORKSHOPS HE STARTED MORE THAN 35 YEARS AGO

GLOBAL STONE WORKSHOP's MAIN SPONSOR, Mr. BJÖRN SIMONSSON, OWNER OF BOTH THE STONE FACTORY AND THE  QUARRY,

TAKING CARE OF THE LAMB

OUR VIP PEOPLE, MALIN AND BJÖRN, ENTERING THE RESTAURANT FOR THE LAST SUPPER OF THE JUBILEUM  WORKSHOP 

HAPPY PEOPLE BEFORE THEY GET THEIR MEALS

"HAPPY" (?) PEOPLE WAITING FOR THE FOOD 

In August 2017, with start on the14 and on the 21, Global Stone Workshop & Gotland Kalkstensfabrik, will open 2 one week long workshops for 40 artists at the Stone Factory in Burgsvik and at the stone quarry in Sundre.

Interested ?... Please get in touch with >stefanobeccari.sculptor@gmail.com<

WELCOME TO GOTLAND 2017

 

© B-I Wede 2016

THIS FOLDER should give a vision of what will happen in August next year at the Sundre Limestone Quarry in the island of Gotland, Sweden.

THE PHOTOS were taken during the just-completed Commemorative Workshop, 2016. © S. Beccari for all images except for the last one which © belongs to Ms Britt-Inger Wede.

 

MORE ABOUT:

- Gotlands Kalkstensfabrik, please visit >http://www.stenfabriken.se<...

- Global Stone Workshop, >www.globalstoneworkshop.com<...

- Anna-Malin Andersson, >www.amalinadesign.se<...

- Svenrobert Lundquist, 

   >https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svenrobert_Lundquist<

- Stefano Beccari, >www.stefanobeccari.com<