Weymouth College Stonemasonry and Building Conservation Foundation Degree students will be visiting Weald & Download Open Air Museum on Friday 16th October. Not only will they we able to explore the grounds but they will be attending the Careers Forum 2015 in the Gridshell. It will be a great opportunity to explore possibilities for work in the heritage and craft industries.

Careers Forum 2015 - Weald & Downland open Air Museum

Careers Forum 2015 – Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

Andrew demonstrates regularly at the Museum, usually at weekends, and started work on his Museum logo piece at the beginning of the year.   Andrew Smith has been training as a stonemason at Weymouth College and is currently pursuing his Level 3 Diploma.

Andrew Smith (Diploma Level 3) - Weald & Downland Open Air Museum logo

Andrew Smith (Diploma Level 3) – Weald & Downland Open Air Museum logo

He has spent over 100 hours working the stone over several weekends at the Museum, based in Court Barn. Andrew’s work here at the Museum is supported by the Worshipful Company of Masons. The raised lettering and motif are set on a sparrow-pecked background. The stone is Portland limestone, which was originally cut, but rejected, for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission who then offered it to Weymouth College. This attractive stone logo now sits in our garden beside Longport Farmhouse.

Marie-Louise Bolland (another ex-student) is also actively involved at the Museum.  Her work can be found here.

Marie-Louise Bolland - ex Weymouth College Diploma student working at the Open Air Museum

Marie-Louise Bolland – ex Weymouth College Diploma student working at the Open Air Museum