Auction of Stone Carvings


3.30 St Laurence's Church Green
Sunday 22 May

Conducted by Mark Stafford - Lovatt,
Auctioneer and Saleroom Manager, Nock Deighton
Proceeds donated to The Conservation Trust

The stonemasons have been asked to create a carving inspired by words from
William Blake's poem, "Worlds":

"To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour"

The carvings can reflect

• The Natural World
• The World of Myths and Magic
• The World of Imagination and Imagery

Two prizes will be presented for the best stone s, one judged by ‘the people', i.e. the visitors to the Festival on Saturday and Sunday, and one by ‘the peers', i.e. the participants.
The prizes will be donated G Gibson & Co Ltd

We are indebted to John and Kathryn O'Hare of Grinshill Stone Quarries Ltd, for donating sandstone in blocks 12" long x 12" wide x 7" bed height or 8" long x 8" wide x 12" bed height, and to Mark Stafford-lovatt of Nock Deighton, for conducting the auction.

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