Sculptor Matt Caines has been leading stone carving sessions in his workshop in Abergavenny for young people supported by homeless organisations Solas-Cymru (Abergavenny) and Gwalia (Brecon).
Outdoor dry stone walling sessions for young people supported by Solas-Cymru were led by professional waller Nigel Spiers in a project partnership with Walls of Llangynidr. The sessions took place on a farm on the Blorenge, near Abergavenny.
‘I feel I am gaining confidence from carving. I enjoy the control and seeing something emerge that I have created.
I’m creating my son’s name in stone. I have learned patience and feel calm when I’m working.
I would like to think about getting back into work, an apprenticeship would be good. I like the physical side of the stone carving.
Caban has made a difference to me. I’m learning a skill and have got more confidence in myself.’
(Image credit: Toril Brancher)
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