‘The only journey worth travelling leads to oneself, in search of the true voice of the heart’ – Susanne Tamaro
Jan van der Laan organizes sculpture retreats and masterclasses. We alternate working in stone with moments of reflection in which inspiration and sharing of personal experiences are central.
Experience is not needed. We work “en taille direct”, with no plan or design, aiming for intuitive creation. In a constant ‘dialogue’ with the stone, you will learn to create a shape from rough material. In this process your own creativity is paramount. You will get a chance to learn more about different sculpturing techniques, materials and principles of shape. We work with easy-to-chip stones like limestone (mergel), soapstone and alabaster.