London Stone Carving are small team of multi-award winning, highly skilled, experienced and qualified craftsmen, operating as a co-operative from a fully equipped workshop in Central London.
Our team has broad and extensive experience and qualifications in the arts, restoration and conservation.
All our carvers studied ‘Historic Stone Carving’ at the City and Guilds of London Art School, a course with international recognition as one of the only remaining institutions offering the extensive training it takes to become a highly skilled stone sculptor/carver.
Intrinsic to the profession are not only strong understanding of stone masonry, architecture and art history, but aptitude in academic drawing, clay modelling, ornamental styles, and anatomical study.
Our team are also qualified masons and architectural conservators, having studied architectural stone-masonry and conservation at Weymouth College.
Our team also hold a BSC in Conservation and BA in Fine Art Sculpture. These qualifications are critical in strengthening and broadening our unique team’s field of expertise.
At London Stone Carving we are proud to be described as Master Craftsmen and strive to produce work which lives up to that title.
Approach and philosophy
Stone carving demands patience, attention to detail and accuracy. The restoration carver must also possess a deep understanding and appreciation of architectural period, style and ornamental and decorative forms.
The capacity to accurately reproduce is as essential as the ability to re-design and re-interpret. These skills in combination with highly developed draughtsmanship and sculptural skills, allow work to be produced expertly and sympathetically within the context of historic restoration and new build. Our team employs both traditional techniques and modern methods to produce work efficiently, competitively and to the highest standard.
Our team’s broad and specialist skill sets mean projects can be organised to maximise each member’s input; responsibility for each aspect is delegated according to our specific strengths and all work is scrutinised and approved by the entire team before being released from our workshop.
I would have no hesitation in recommending London Stone Carving, a team who provide work of the highest standard. The team are all talented carvers & modellers, their coming together bodes well for the future
The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) supports craftspeople who endeavour to sustain craftsmanship within the United Kingdom. We are proud to have awarded scholarships to Tom Brown and Tom Nicholls of London Stone Carving, two highly skilled QEST Scholars, dedicated to their craft.
These sculptures are full of imagination, wit and intelligence; they are little works of art absolutely in the spirit of the mediaeval originals