Oct 16, 2014

Weekly Classes/Saturday Workshops/Private Lessons

~Winter 2015 Class Registration is Underway~


~ Classes have moved to Historic Bedford Depot/Bedford MA~


Stone carving is an ancient activity where pieces of rough natural stone are shaped by the controlled removal of stone. Owing to the permanence of the material, evidence can be found that even the earliest societies indulged in some form of stone work. -Wikipedia

  Stone Sculpture:       


Scott Cahaly                                           

/ all levels                                                

                                              **Gift Certificates Available**


Winter 2015 Weekly Classes

a. Mondays
10:00am – 1:00pm         -5 spots left
 January 5 – March 16
(no class Feb 16)
10 sessions

b. Wednesday Nights
7:00pm – 10                   -6 spots left
 January 7 – March 11
(no class Feb 18)
9 sessions

c. Thursdays
10:00am – 1:00pm           -8 spots left
 January 8 – March 12
(no class Feb 19)
9 sessions

Come learn how to carve stone and participate in all parts of this fascinating ancient medium. You will be taught the whole process of stone carving from the beginning chisels, to the files and finishing process. Students are encouraged and aided in producing the type of work that interests them! More advanced students are aided in pursuing new creative directions or in revisiting current ones. Class discussion and demonstration accompany many peaceful hours of working and connecting with the stone. No previous experience required!  Tools are included for beginners, stone is an additional cost! Come participate in the magical medium of stone sculpture! Age Range: 16 + Class limit 12  
a. - $415.00
b. - $375.00
c.  - $375.00

Click on menue, choose session then proceed to payment!



Stone Carving Saturdays

January 24       - 8 spots left

Feb 21             - 12 spots left

March 21         -12 spots left   


In this one-day workshop, you'll have the opportunity to carve your own stone, an art form that is not typically accessible. For beginners and experienced sculptors alike, you'll be guided through the process of looking into the rock for imagery, carving into material, planning and forming a sculpture, and using tools. Hand-carving techniques will be demonstrated, and stone carving lore will be discussed. We'll also touch upon safety in the studio, and stone and tool sourcing. You will leave with your stone sculpture in hand. Please bring a bag lunch to class. All materials will be provided.
Ages 8+

$125  (register early!)  Class limit - 12

$90 byos (Bring Your Own Stone)

Stone Carving Saturdays

Fall 2014
a. - Mondays
      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  October 20 - December 22
 10 sessions

b. - Wed. Nights
      7:00pm - 10:00pm
 October 15 - Dec 17
9 sessions
no class Nov. 26


Private Stone Carving Lessons

Private lessons  for beginners and more experienced carvers! Hand-carving techniques and stone carving lore will be demonstrated and discussed.   Discussions of safe studio practices and stone and tool sourcing help make this an excellent initiation to the craft of stone sculpture. A strong emphasis will be put on the act of looking into the rock for imagery! Students will emerge with a stone sculpture in progress. Tools included, stone is an additional cost.  
$50/hour 1,2 or 3 hour options

*Please email stonecarvingdust@gmail to set up a time after registering via paypal link below..

Private Lessons

Oct 14, 2014

Wicked Local Newspaper Article

By Sam Perkins

Posted Oct. 14, 2014 @ 5:26 pm
Updated Oct 15, 2014 at 5:38 PM

For Scott Cahaly, the image is always there, it’s simply the layers – and sometimes hundreds of pounds – of rock that need to be removed.
"I believe it is Michelangelo's philosophy that the image is always in the stone, and you just have to go and find it," explained Cahaly, a contemporary artist, sculptor and stone carver for nearly two decades, who opened a studio where he will teach classes in the historic railroad station at Depot Park on Wednesday. "I never buy a piece of stone with an image in mind, I go and find a stone that appeals to me, and then I find inspiration – the image – afterwards."
It is a philosophy fitting Cahaly’s path into his craft, which, according to him, began with an epiphany while sitting on a dock in Burlington Vermont, when he was a student at the University of Vermont, in the 1990s.
"I was a student, trying to figure out what I was going to do, and I heard a voice telling my I was an artist," recounted Cahaly, a Lexington native who has had his work exhibited across New England.
Cahaly works on projects both small and large, including a more than 1,000 pound block of marble that he began chiseling away at two summers ago, which, when finished, will be the third biggest rock he has ever completed.
A sculpting instructor for nearly 15 years, Cahaly spent 11 years teaching the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, and opened his own classes in 2010. After several years running studios near Boston, Cahaly is bringing his classes to Bedford.
"The location is great, the old train station has so much character; it is really a great setting to spawn creativity," he said.
Cahaly will be offering a 10-session class on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a nine- session class on Wednesday nights from 7-10 p.m., and a nine-session class on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. He will also be offering single-session Saturday classes from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 25, Nov. 22, and Dec. 20. According to Cahaly, the classes are offered to carvers of all skill levels, from beginners to experts, and he will be as hands-on, or hands-off, as desired by each individual student.
For more information on the classes and to register, visit http://stonecarvingdust.blogspot.com/. For more information on Cahaly, visit http://www.cahaly.net.

Oct 13, 2014

Rent/Share Studio

Hi, I am looking to share this great 600 ft sq. space with other artists/creative people in need of a work space. -work space geared toward sculpture/crafts -Space has pedestals and stools. -can fit 10-15 people - Beautifully restored second floor space. (Many Windows, private bathroom, baseboard heating and ac). - ample parking - directly on end of Minute Man Bike Path - reasonable rates. please contact with intended use... -thanks.

Jun 4, 2013

Team Building/Events

Private Events  New






'Carving a Path to team building, chip by chip.."

 Your newest team building exercise will involve  creativity, inspiration and stone sculpture. Yes, art – even for those who think they can only paint by numbers (or not at all).
Savvy business owners, corporate HR directors and nonprofit execs are engaging Spirited Art for hands-on team building sessions.
Participants pick up a hammer and chisel and follow easy-to-understand steps from a knowledgeable facilitator who guides the intersection of work and stone sculpture. Through the team process, colleagues begin to carve downs walls, build up camaraderie and share fulfillment of a job well done—all with the right mix of humor and fun. And as a lasting memento, each has their own “masterpiece” to take back to the office.
  There is a bonding which occurs in a studio when ten or more people are collectively pounding on rock! It is one of the most 'creatively' rewarding processes  professionals can participate in this modern age of technology and ever looming deadlines.

-half day/full day sessions.
-combo packages
-option of food and beverages

Please contact for rates and availability

Jan 23, 2013

Stone and Tools for sale

Please e-mail stonecarvingdust@gmail.com 
to inquire about stone and/or tool purchase!

Raspberry Alabaster
Color is similar to a partly ripe raspberry, leaning toward light or dark magenta, maroon, pink, or dusky pink.  Finished sculptures or carvings take a good polish and the natural color is enhanced by stripes or layered banding of white in most pieces.
-assorted weights from 6 - 30ibs.  $3.00/pound.

Translucent White Alabaster
The alabaster is a species of marble, distinguished for being light, and of a beautiful white colour, almost transparent.
 -assorted weights from 6 - 30ibs.  $3.00/pound.

Used/New Hand Carving Sets
1 point chisel
1 tooth chisel
2 flat chisels
2 files
1 pound hammer

used/$55.00  new/$85.00

Dec 5, 2012

Sculpture Gallery

For more sculptures click on

'Astral Ascension'


life size
Vermont Marble

Nov 8, 2012



Or Email stonecarvingdust@gmail.com

Scott's Stone Carving Classes

80 Loomis Street
Bedford, MA 01730
Ample Parking

MBTA accessible #62 bus goes right past it.

Nov 4, 2012

Class Policy

* in case of inclement weather the classes will follow Bedford Public School's lead! If they are closed, we are closed. There will also be a message saying 'class is cancelled' on the website.

* Class cancellation due to weather  will be added to the end of the semester automatically

* refunds in tuition are given up to five days before the start of class, %50 percent refund within week(which may be applied to a future class) no refunds are given after first class.

* class make ups must be made within the same semester they were missed. Please inquire about space in other weekly classes before 'showing up.'

* acceptable forms of payment are check/cash/paypal(which accepts most credit cards)

*students need to disclose any health conditions before they attend which could impact their  class time.