Temporary opening times

21 September, 2015 – 10:12 am

I worked too hard over the last 6mths and as a result I have neglected my exercise regime. To get back to my full strength again I will be opening between 10:15am and 5pm for a few weeks.

There may be days when I will be in earlier and close later, if you are planning a visit please contact me to avoid disappointment.



Where is your stone from?

10 September, 2015 – 12:09 pm

An interesting article has been written by Ecclesiastical Insurance the forerunners in insurance for historic buildings, churches, fine art etc.

There has been an increase in theft from buildings of stone in the form of flags, architectural features, sculptures etc.


Click on this link to read their press release, there is also a downloadable press release form as well which is well worth a read.

I buy all my stone from Berwyn Slate in North Wales, Veizeys Quarry in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, Albion Stone on Portland in Dorset, Forest of Dean Sandstone from Various Quarries around the Dean and other types from my reputable stonemason colleagues.




1 September, 2015 – 7:48 am

Hi everyone, I need some R&R so I will be closed from the 1st to the 15th September.


A wedding Anniversary present.

16 August, 2015 – 1:17 pm

My largest commissions to date, a 3ft tall by 18 inches square piece of Forest of Dean Sandstone from The Birch Hill Quarry.

The customer gave me a brief and to start off it was a dollop of ice cream!! I was a little concerned that it would look like something else so i used some of the other ideas that she liked including two of the other pieces that she liked, ‘inspired by Fern’s and ‘Shells waves and smugglers caves’ However she didn’t want as many holes!

Once they were happy with my sketch I made a clay model to get an idea of proportion and to finalise the shape.

The first part of the carving was to start rounding off the stone by cutting chamfers.

I could then start drawing on the form in order to remove the necessary stone.

As you can see there is plenty of work to do and I will publish more photos and images of the preparatory sketch and model once the carving is finished.


What’s in my shop at the moment?

13 August, 2015 – 7:21 pm

In between my commissions and the scheduled activity days I have been busy carving some new items for my shop, rather than take lots of individual shots I decided to show you what’s on the shelves. Hopefully this helps with the scale of the items as well.

Although I do repeat some of the words that I carve no two carvings are the same so if you see something you like and it sells before you snap it up I can re-carve but it won’t be exactly the same.

I sold ‘smile’ and the Welsh slate tea-light holder in front of the green man carving today and obviously the carved initials are always changing as I sell them and re-carve in the various stone that I have.


I try and be as creative as I can with the bookends so again while I might repeat motifs such as the musical notations and acorn/oak leaf designs they will always be slightly different than the previous incarnations. The pieces of stone are always different for a start!

You will be pleased to hear that I discovered a small piece of the red/grey Mitcheldean sandstone while tidying my workshop and so there will be a few more of the carved initials in this stone but be quick, these are very popular. I have also upgraded my dice, they now have red dots-if you want a different colour just let me know and my key-rings come with or with out a clip so you can attach them to your belt or your handbag if you want.

Please be aware that I am working to about an 8wk waiting list at the moment so if you want something made especially then please give me as much notice as you can to avoid disappointment.

Thank you.