Spirit of Stone Workshop

Cheshire, Oregon

June 19-22, 2019


This year I will  be offering a soapstone workshop in beautiful Oregon. New and experienced sculptors alike will find an opportunity to considerably heighten their skill level and insight. No previous experience is necessary. 

This is a 20 studio-hour workshop. It will be familiar for those who have carved with me before. I have found there is a large learning curve in the first couple of stone sculptures we create. Expanding into this classic 3D art form and experiencing the whole carving process always encourages confidence and creativity. It is so exciting to see this steep learning curve in action. We will start with approximately a five-pound piece of raw soap stone. We will learn stone sculpting skills and techniques to include the carving process from beginning to end. We will be using hand tools with the option of limited Dremel use.  This workshop is intended to produce a uniquely finished, individually-designed, and personal soap stone sculpture. Enjoy a meditative intensive creative opportunity in a supportive learning community.


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• Expand into a classic 3D art form
• Inspire your other creative venues
• Experience the Spirit of Stone as a creative partner
• Meditative, intentional creative experience
• Create a stone sculpture reference to hold your intention, wish or idea
• Enjoy a supportive learning community



Wednesday, June 19 - Saturday, June 22

Arrive afternoon or evening. Wednesday dinner will be provided. Classes begin Thursday at 9am.




Workshop will be held at the lovely home of Sally Akerberg and Jim Rother

Address: 22806 Highway 36, Cheshire, OR 97419


Lodging & Meals

Camping is included at the workshop location. Sally and Jim have offered their beautiful, park-like property to those of us who would like to camp. Eugene is just 20 miles down the road with other lodging options. Although meals are not included, we like to have fun and co-create in the kitchen or we may choose to go out together for lunch or dinner.


Learn Stone Sculpting skills and techniques. Each participant will personally design and complete a hand-held, intimate sculpture made of soapstone. Instruction will include all steps of the carving process from beginning to end. All tools and materials will be provided. Also, information will be provided to encourage and enable participants to continue to create stone sculptures on their own.

TUITION : $450

The tuition includes all materials, use of tools and studio space.


Call or email to register. Studio workspace is limited. Please register no later then May 17th. Thank you!

Phone: 865-803-8695
Email: lisa@lisaruttanwolff.com

2. Purchase the class

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Or mail your check to:

Lisa Ruttan Wolff  
P.O. Box 554
 Norris, TN 37828



Questions? Call or email me (Lisa)

Phone: 865-803-8695
Email: lisa@lisaruttanwolff.com