Participant encourages others to try heritage workshops

02 June 2011

Challenging herself and succeeding was the most enjoyable aspect of participating in a stonemasonry workshop at Cobb and Co Museum for first time participant Sharon Campbell.

Sharon took time out for herself in March to try her hand at stonemasonry in the One Day Taster and carved a stone plaque of a flower.

“It was so satisfying and reenergising to try something I was not sure I would be any good at, but it was really rewarding when I showed off my finished work to family and friends,” Mrs Campbell said.

“Daniel was a great teacher, so patient and knowledgeable and he was very good in the way he showed you what to do but you still felt that it was still very much your piece.”

“Spending so much time doing things for everyone else, it is good for individuals to get away from their families for the day and do something for themselves.”

“It was great to meet people from different backgrounds, but all with the common desire to learn something new.”

The catering provided as part of the workshop was also a highlight for Sharon.

“It was great food and I didn’t have to prepare it or clean up!”

Sharon’s plaque sits on rock steps in her garden, welcoming visitors to her home.

There are limited places available in the next stonemasonry workshop on 13 and 14 August.  Bookings are essential.

Heritage trades workshops are conducted by Cobb and Co Museum’s resident artisans. There are workshops in blacksmithing, leathercraft, felting, glass art, calligraphy, millinery and creative bookmaking. 

For more details or for a full calendar of 2011 workshops contact Cobb and Co Museum on
4659 900 or visit their website

Cobb and Co Museum is part of the Queensland Museum.  Located in Lindsay Street, Toowoomba it is open daily from 10am – 4pm, except Good Friday, ANZAC Day and Christmas Day.  Thanks to Toowoomba Regional Council, entry is free to all council residents on presentation of proof of address. 


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