Archive for March, 2024

The Maison Dieu

Sunday, March 31st, 2024

I had a wonderful tour of the building works at the Maison Dieu in Dover a few weeks ago. As their stonemason in residence I feel an attachment to this wonderful historic building and I am looking forward to seeing it restored to it's former glory. There are gaol cells beneath the ...

Glass Jewellery.

Friday, March 15th, 2024

Before Christmas I bought some beautiful torch-work glass beads from a skilled craftsman. He creates the beads by melting glass rods together and the result is magical. Due to my workload I haven't had a chance to start creating with them...until now. This beautiful ring made with a cabochon bead, it reminds ...

The Worshipful Company of Founders.

Tuesday, March 12th, 2024

Last year I was engaged as the official letter cutter for the Founder's livery company. On Monday, I caught an early train and headed up to London. It was a gloomy day, the Thames was swathed in mist and the skyscrapers disappeared into the fog. As we pulled into Cannon street, I ...