Stone Carvers

Registrations are already being received from stonemasons throughout the UK. They include : -

Carrie Horwood, from Gloucester

Carrie served an apprenticeship at Gloucester Cathedral from 1999-2002, after completing a degree in sculpture in Canterbury. She spent 3 years working as a commercial stonemason before setting up her own business.

The Cat's Eye is Carrie Horwood's mason's mark: it can be found in the Cathedral and in houses and churches throughout Gloucester. Carrie creates individual sculptures from local stone, and is inspired by flowing forms, the sea, hair, and fabric. She welcomes commissions from the smallest to the largest carving and can work to suit all budgets!

Visit to view more of Carrie's work.

Tobias Hinchcliffe, from Somerset

Tobias is currently on the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment's Building Crafts Apprentices programme. Hehas worked on, or produced stonework for the Tower of London, the Queen Mother's Memorial, The Ritz Hotel, Canterbury and Lincoln Cathedrals, York Minster, Fountains Abbey, Leeds and Hever Castles.

He has attended stone festivals at York, France and Germany.

Rhidian Stoddart, from Clitheroe

Thomas Brown, from London

Thomas Brown graduated from Weymouth with a HND Architectural Stonemasonry in 2002 and City & Guilds of London Art School Kennington with a 1st in historic Stonecarving. His work includes the Victoria & Albert Memorial, V&A museums' Renaissance galleries; and St Georges Chapel, Windsor.
Thomas is a QEST scholar and won the 'Craftsman of the Year Gold Award' from Craft & Design Magazine 2011. He is currently displaying carving work at The Ferrers gallery in Leicestershire, Sausmarez Sculpture Park in Guernsey and The Goring Hotel in London.

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Thomas Nicholls, from London

Thomas J Nicholls trained at Weymouth College in the traditional techniques of Stonemasonry, Carving and Lettering and studied Conservation at the University of Glamorgan. Thomas has shown his marble sculptural work at major galleries in London including Thompson's Gallery of Marylebone and The Brick Lane Gallery in Shoreditch. He currently works for the leading London based Sculpture Conservation Company on projects including work by Henry Moore and Jacob Epstein. He has also worked on Buckingham Palace, Kew Gardens and The Houses of Parliament.

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Helard Paul Bishton

Having just left Bath College with a Level 2 diploma in stone masonry and working with Minerva at St James' Abbey, lime rendering, in the centre of Bristol, Helard joins the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment's Building Crafts Apprentices this July.

Leslie Hughes

Leslie currently works at York Minster as part of the team of masons and carvers restoring the east window

Mike Gardner, from Rutland

Lee Hope, from Newcastle

Ross Lovett and three colleagues, from Winchester Cathedral

Lewis Proudfoot, from Building Crafts College, London

Nancy Peskett

Nancy trained in stonemasonry and carving at the Building Crafts College, London, from a background in architecture and design. She recently completed a craft apprenticeship with the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment, working at Lincoln and Winchester Cathedral workshops and on a new building in Wales.

Ane Gaundal and Trond Vidar,
from Trondheim Cathedral

Mark Thompson, from London

London based Master Craftsman, Mark Thompson, has worked on new build, restoration, refurbishment and repair projects, including the Monument to the Great Fire of London, for which the architects Julian Harrap received a RIBA award, and the recently renovated Eleanor's Cross at Charing Cross. Additional work (right)
includes new sunflower fleurons for Corinthian capitals , Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner.

Visit his website at

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