Lisa Ruttan Wolff

Alabaster Stone Sculpture Workshop

with Lisa Wolff and Kathy Slocum


Slocum House Studio Gallery in Knoxville, Tennessee

May 21 - 25, 2018


This week long workshop with Lisa and Kathy introduces students to the amazing world of direct stone carving! You will learn to visualize in 3-D and understand design concepts, while working with hand tools and power tools. We'll sculpt 10-15 pound pieces of beautiful multicolored alabaster. By the end of the workshop, you will have completed the carving stage and began the finishing stage, leaving with instructions for the sanding stage. You will be given approximately a month to leisurely finish sanding your sculpture on your own and the class will meet again to wax, sign, and pin the pieces on bases. Students will decide on the date of this extra “finishing” class at the end of the workshop.

No previous experience is necessary. New and experienced sculptors will find an opportunity to considerably heighten their skill level and insight.                                     


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• Expand into a classic 3D art form
• Gain instruction for sculpting with hand tools and power tools
• Inspire other creative venues (great for working through "writer's block")
• Create an alabaster sculpture reference to hold your intention
• Enjoy a supportive learning community



Monday, May 21 through Friday, May 25, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily

PLUS an additional "Finishing" day about one month after the end of the workshop to wax, sign, and pin the pieces on bases. We will deterimine this date together.




The Workshop will be held at the Slocum House Studio Gallery at 6722 Long Shadow Way, Knoxville TN 37918 (Halls Crossroads)


About your instructors

Together, Kathy and Lisa have taught many stone sculpting
workshops over the past 15 years to adults and young people! This is
the 13th year they have offered this class.

Feel free to contact us!


Lisa began her stone carving career apprenticing with Barbara Rheingrover in Atlanta, GA in 1990. Lisa’s work can be found in private and public collections across the country, including in the square of her home town of Norris, Tennessee, where her marble Cornucopia sculpture commemorates the city's 50th anniversary.


Kathy, of Knoxville, Tennessee, was a production potter for 26 years before turning to stone carving in 1999. Her sculptures can be found in several galleries and she has been part of numerous exhibitions and juried shows.

WHAT'S Available to you

Learn Stone Sculpting skills and techniques as an artistic and spiritual process. Each participant will personally design and complete a 10-15 pound piece of multicolored alabaster. Instruction will include all steps of the sculpting 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 : $400 

for returning students: $350


+ Materials Fee: $75

This fee is in addition to the tuition fee. It covers the cost of the stone, expendable materials, and tool usage.

Food and lodging is not included.


sign up for the clasS

1. Call or email me (Lisa)

Phone: 865-803-8695

2. Purchase the class

Special Options


Or mail your check to:

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