Pig sculpture restoration Kingston Maurward Ian Chalmers Weymouth College Stonemasonry

Pig sculpture a.k.a. Rasher restoration for Kingston Maurward by Ian Chalmers Weymouth College Stonemasonry

A student stonemason from Weymouth College has been restoring a stone pig (nicknamed Rasher) for Kingston Maurward College just in time for their summer visitors.

The pig, originally carved by Weymouth College student Joanna Szuwalska in 1998, came back to the stone masonry department’s new home at Dorset Construction & Training Centre for a bit of a makeover.

The stone pig, affectionately named Rasher by the team at the centre, had lost its snout, ears and a little of one leg during its time outside one of the pig sties at Kingston Maurward College.

Ian Chalmers, a Level 2 Diploma student, took on the job of restoring Rasher to his former glory. In order to replace the ears and snout, Ian had to dowel pieces of stone onto the base of the remaining parts and then carve them into shape.

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