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Coade Stone

Coade Stone was invented around 1770 by Eleanor Coade and produced at Lambeth. Described as artificial stone, Coade Stone was a hard wearing ceramic used extensively for statues, architecture and garden ornaments. The techniques were lost after the closure of Coade's Artificial Stone Manufactory in 1833 and have only recently been recreated.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Coade Stone
Thomason Cudworth Coade Stone
The Old Vicarage, Cudworth, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 0PR
Tel 01460 57322
The techniques of the highly valued 18th century Coade Stone were lost during the 19th century. Thomason Cudworth have recreated these original techniques. Extensive research on the composition, and hand modelling skills from years of stone carving experience, result in the ability to produce work of the highest quality, both new commissions, including statues, figurative work, finials, urns and fountains, and restoration. Sculptor Philip Thomason began as a stone carver, working on Wells Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and Windsor Castle. Since 1987 we have restored numerous important Coade sculptures as well as commissions to produce new work worldwide.