Studio Golondrina, in the tiny Aragonese village of Cañada de Benatanduz, is open for its stone sculpture workshops between the end of May / June and in August 2019.

Studio Golondrina is an initiative in progress. Plans include a self-contained apartment for visiting long-stay sculptors, residencies, partnerships with other stone workshops, exhibitions, land sculpture and symposia at regional quarries.
The studio is a small contribution to the economic regeneration of the Maestrazgo, a wild, isolated mountain area of geological, architectural and prehistoric significance.


The studio is the home of Jon Sait, a Welsh sculptor and specialist in tribal art.
The stone workshops operate a rolling intake and are open to all levels of experience. There are no fixed start dates and length of stay is negotiable. The emphasis is on working with hand tools.
The intensive workshops at Studio Golondrina are suitable for all levels of experience. Tutoring is tailored to the individual.
The workshop covers all aspects of stone working, including health and safety, tool use and care, power tools, stone properties, selecting and moving blocks, roughing out, basing and finishing techniques.
The studio can accommodate four sculptors at any time, with some flexibility. There are no fixed dates. You can arrive and leave when you wish but the minimum stay is five carving days. Every effort will be made to meet individual requirements.

Where to stay

Two types of accommodation in Cañada de Benatanduz can be booked directly through the studio:

Shared self-catering apartment in a converted rural house. Euro 25 per person per night. Rooms can be singly occupied with no supplement.

B&B at Bar La Vega. Three double self-contained rooms. Euro 35 per double room

The stone of Aragon includes alabaster, fine cream limestone and the famous black marble of Calatarao. There is no charge for the first stone block.
Studio rates. GBP 40 per carving day or Euro equivalent, including refreshments.
Lunch costs are shared.



For the Alabaster Lovers, Global Stone Workshop (GSW) has Albalate del Arzobispo, a little Spanish town with the Castel on the very top…a fantastic destination.

Albalate is placed in world largest area of multi-colour alabaster quarries…


Sculptor and Colleague JON SAIT have suggested Albalate as a place for GSW Alabaster. Jon is the organizer of the stone carving workshop in Taroudant, Morocco and Cañada de Benantanduz, Aragon, Spain. Albalate is the place where he buys his stones.

Being only the second GSW alabaster workshop in town, it will be a sort of adventure for all participants, including for the organizer.


The Alabaster workshops start on June 10, 17, 24, 2019.

The fee is 288Euro for six days long workshop at the CENTRO INTEGRAL de DESARROLLO del ALABASTRO and includes an individual working space and a little bloc of alabaster a week.

Participants will stay at one of the three Casa Rural in town. Rooms are not included in the workshop fee but cost between 20 and 35Euro/day… we will send better info later.

We welcome a maximum of 9 Artists at the same workshop

Look forward to being there with you and enjoy the stone and the true Spanish hospitality… I’m sure that this will be the very best alabaster workshop ever. – Stefano Beccari

Albalate d. A. is connected by bus & car to Zaragoza, a beautiful city reachable by railroad & car from Madrid or Barcelona.


At Global Stone Workshop you rent an individual working space of 4 m2. Global Stone Workshop/ Arastone have no responsibility whatsoever for accidents that may occur during your working time… you sculpt at your own risk. You are also responsible for damages you might cause others. Buy a Personal Accident Insurance in your own country… if you don’t have one already.