To engrave senior infants drawings into the sea stones we are using a mask material and cutting out a stencil of each child’s drawing and adhering these to the stones. Then we will sandblast each stone. The pressure of the sand on the exposed part of the stone will wear it away.When we have all the stones prepared we will be taking them to the National Sculpture Factory in Cork where many of the public sculptures in Ireland are made. They have all the tools and equipment that artists need to make sculptures.
This is one way in nature that stones change their shape over time. The wind blows sand against rocks causing them to erode.