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Stone Carvers

Architectural stone carvers skills include architectural mouldings and forms, figurative and heraldic carving, letter cutting and ecclesiastical carving as well as a wide range of other carving skills

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Companies supplying goods or services for Stone Carvers
Ben Russell
8 Taymount Grange, Taymount Rise, London SE23 3UH
Tel 07969 419 875
Ben Russell is a freelance stone carver, letter cutter, sculptor, conservator and restorer based in London. He specialises in hand carved ornamental work, figurative carving, modern sculpture, memorials, commemorative plaques, model making and the conservation and restoration of stone objects, statues and buildings. Ben has won numerous awards for craftsmanship and has worked on a broad range of prestigious projects throughout London and the UK.
Coe Stone Ltd
Ty Gwyn, Abernant, Carmarthenshire SA33 5RR
Tel 01267 281 166
Coe Stone Ltd undertake all aspects of traditional stonemasonry, from carving and fitting mullion windows to rebuilding a spire. We can create bespoke pieces or carefully repair historic stonework, working principally within Wales and the South West of England but will undertake projects further afield if of suitable interest and importance. We offer a specialised stone carving service which is highly respected within the industry and stone cleaning using the DOFF system. Stone House Fireplaces ( see separate entry ) is a division of Coe Stone Ltd which offers a stone fireplace carving service. We also offer stone carving courses (see separate entry ).
James Kirby
114-157 Acre Lane, London SW2 5UA
Tel 07855452072
James Kirby has extensive training and experience in architectural stone carving and stone masonry, including work at Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle. His aim is to further his skills and knowledge of traditional and historic stonework, and contribute to the conservation and restoration of Englandís built environment. Services include ornamental stone carving, architectural sculpture, stone masonry, sculpture repair, figurative sculpture and modelling, portrait carving and modelling, letter cutting, tracery, stone conservation, re-pointing, cills, headstones, monuments and memorials. He is a CSCS registered Heritage skills industry accreditation stone mason gold card holder.
Richard Noviss
The Old School House, High Street, Hook Norton, Oxfordshire OX15 5NH
Tel 01608 730675 Mob 0771 414 0574
Richard Noviss is a stonemason and carver who carries out commissions for private and commercial clients. With thirty years experience, his work ranges from memorials and fireplaces to decorative carving and conservation of historic buildings and statuary. Richard studied sculpture at Exeter School of Art, trained as a stonemason and carver at Weymouth College and worked in Wells and Winchester Cathedral workshops before becoming self-employed in 1988. Based in Oxfordshire, he undertakes work in southern England. Recent commissions range from conservation of decorative sculpture on the grade I Tower of the Winds in Oxford to masonry repairs at Blenheim Palace.
Simon Smith Stone Carving
3 Fishers Court, Besson Street, London SE14 5AS
Tel 0207 2777 488 M: 07941 841 962
Simon Smith is a classically trained sculptor and has worked with stone, marble and bronze for more than thirty years. He likes to work with clients, be they a committee or individual, trying to understand what they hope for, and expressing it in a sculptural form. For a statue, he tries to capture the humanity, with expression and spirit. With restoration carving, he conducts extensive research before trying to carve with the style and rhythms of the original. Please contact Simon to discuss any stone carving, sculpture, memorial, headstone, restoration project or any other project you may be considering.