Sep 9, 2015


The area's first and only dedicated year-round stone carving studio!

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                                              

Fall Semester

Stone Carving Saturdays

October  17       -  7 spots left

November 21    -   3 spots left

December 19     - 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.

$125  (register early!)  Class limit - 12

$90 byos (Bring Your Own Stone)

Stone Carving Saturdays

Weekly Classes

a. Monday 10:00am – 1:00 -     
-6 spots left
November 2 – November 30
-no class October 12
10 sessions  

Tuition - $265.00

b. Wednesday 7:00pm – 10:00     

 -5 spots left
October 21 –November 18
10 sessions
Tuition - $265.00


class selection

Come learn how to carve stone (alabaster) and learn all parts of this fascinating ancient medium. Beginning/intermediate/advanced students are all welcomed. You will learn 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. All levels, no previous experience required! Tools are included, stone and sandpaper are an additional cost!

Beginners Stone Carving *NEW

Wednesday 10:00 am – 1:00pm

d. October 28 – December 2 - $255.00            -11 spots left
     (no class Nov 25)
     5 sessions

In this half semester morning class for beginners, students will become acquainted with carving the five million year old medium of soft stone aka. alabaster. The emphasize will be on staying present with the 'process' instead of forcing the results! Stone selection, tool demonstrations, group discussions and art historical references will make this a great chance for beginners to get their feet wet in this ancient medium. Class members will have the chance to grow together while bonding with the medium and jumping into the meditative type process of rock removal. Ideal for beginners who can't commit to a ten week class but want more time to carve then a weekend session.
Tools are included, stone and sandpaper are an additional cost!

Fall 2015 Stone Carving Classes

Teen Carving

Wednesday 3:30pm – 5:30pm

f. October 28 – December 2 $295.00 (no class Nov 25)  -12 spots left
    5 Sessions

Teens will learn how to carve stone(alabaster) and learn all parts of this fascinating ancient medium. Students will learn the whole process of stone carving from the beginning chisels, to the files and finishing process. Students are encouraged and helped to produce the type of work that interests them! Class discussion and demonstration accompany many peaceful hours of working and connecting with the stone. No previous experience required! Tools and stone are included in class fee! Ages 10+

Teen Classes                                                              


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. Private lessons are recommended for those with busier schedules who are not able to commit to the longer duration weekly classes but really want a chance and  to explore the medium in a self tailored fashion way!
$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





Mar 4, 2015

New Nazca Stone


56/36/26" was conceived of in a dream and executed over three years. It was a five thousand pound block of Vermont Marble. This piece is available for lease/sale and is currently in Somerville. Studio visits can be scheduled! To find out more please click on!new-nazca-stone/c1us9

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or call 781-258-9530




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 For more information on Cahaly, visit

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 
to inquire about stone and/or tool purchase!

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.  $4.00/pound.

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

used/$85.00  new/$115.00

Dec 5, 2012

Micro Gallery

For more sculptures click on!scottcahalysculpture/c158d

'Astral Ascension'


life size
Vermont Marble

Nov 8, 2012


BEDFORD RAILROAD STATION was built in 1873 by the Middlesex Central Railroad. The building was a focal point in Bedford for many decades. Passengers bought tickets from the agent there for travel to Boston, Concord and Billerica. A Railway Express office handled shipments of parcels. The B&M Railroad decommissioned the Depot in 1958; and the Town acquired the property in 1999. In 2014 the historical building was renovated and is where the stone carving classes reside!

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Scott's Stone Carving Classes

80 Loomis Street
Bedford, MA 01730
Ample Parking

MBTA accessible #62 bus goes right past it.