Steinhoggerfestivalen is a gathering for stone carvers (apprentices, qualified stonemasons, master masons, letter cutters and sculptors) from all over the world. Twenty stone carvers will have three days to cut, carve and finish a stone 30x30x40cm of their own design, which will be auctioned off at the end on Sunday. There is no winning stone, just your satisfaction of it going to the highest bidder. The Festival holds 18% to cover all the transaction fees, and you will keep the rest! So do a good job and you could win your money back! Remember to bring your own hand tools.
The stone used is soap stone (Kleberstein), our stone is found and sourced in Norway. The public will have free access to the area, and they will want to know what you’re doing. We appreciate that you want to concentrate on working, but please be prepared to answer questions.
Check in will be on Friday after 10:00 and you will be able to start on your stone right after registration. Many show up early and find their work place and set up for the next day for that smooth start. The accommodation is open from Thursday night.
Fee of 1000 NOK (Norske Kroner) covers: Shared accommodation Thursday night to Monday morning, with toilet and shower facilities. Accommodation can be onsite or only a two-minute walk from the actual site. Meals included are breakfast, lunch and supper Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday there is a BBQ, and you can stay in the dorm until Monday morning. There will be cakes, cookies and refreshing drinks available all three days in the lounge area.
Are you interested? Go to registration or contact us for more information.
Post: Steinhoggerfestivalen c/o Frøydis Arnesen
Contact person for stone carvers: Chris Fleurie
Contact person for arrangement: Frøydis Arnesen
Oslo is not a large city, so transport from train, bus station and airport is very easy. The festival is held at Grorud, at the Steinhoggermuseet på Grorud (Stone carving museum at Grorud), just minutes from the underground and buses (including the bus from Gardermoen airport). It takes only 20 minutes to the city center by car or public transport. Free parking is available on site. Please tell us if you bring a caravan, so we will be able to accommodate you.