I am a retired teacher and
frustrated modeller in clay, not even in Stoke-on-Trent
could such evening classes be found. A love of wood led
me to joining the John Tonks carving courses having seen
an exhibition of work at Winterbourne in Birmingham.
When these finished I joined a
sculpture course at Dudley College experiencing all
kinds of materials including modelling in clay at last
and being introduced to stone carving, the drawback
being the weight involved.