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DoG Award winners

Catherine Martin and Paul Synan at the Award presentation evening at Mercers' Hall in London last night (27 November).

28 November 2019 | Stone Awards / Competitions
Congratulations to Catherine Martin and Paul Synan, who share the honours in this year's Duke of Gloucester Award, presented by His Royal Highness last night (27 November) in Mercers' Hall in...
Two of the UK's brightest emerging stone sculptors, Trev Clarke and Ben Russell, are among the nine artists whose work is on show for this year's 10th anniversary National Sculpture Prize at...
Win a holiday

You could win a holiday with UltraTileFix.

7 January 2019 | Stone Awards / Competitions
Enter the UltraTileFix New Year competition and your 2019 holiday could be sorted. On offer is a family trip for two adults and two children to Disney World Florida, a three-night stay for four...

The medal, certificate and button hole badge awarded to the recipient of the Duke of Gloucester Award for lifetime achievement in the stone industry. Do you know someone who should receive this honour? You can nominate them using the form on the Masons Livery Company website (click here to download).

Every two years, the Worshipful Company of Masons, the stone industry's livery company, and Stone Federation Great Britain get together to decide who should receive the biennial Duke of...
DoG Award presentation

Pictured (left to right) are Chris Sampson, Clerk of the Works at Exeter Cathedral, Matt Hoskins, the stonemason at Exeter Cathedral who has received a commendation in the Duke of Gloucester Awards, Peter Clark, Master of the Worshipful Company of Masons, and The Very Revd Jonathan Greener, Dean of Exeter.

Exeter Cathedral stonemason Matt Hoskins has received a commendation in the the biennial Duke of Gloucester Awards, presented by the Worshipful Company of Masons.Matt Hoskins, one of a team of four...

It should be a fun day out with the dry stone wallers in Kirkby Lonsdale on 20 May.

26 April 2018 | Stone Awards / Competitions
Dry stone wallers from across the country are coming together on 20 May at Fleet Farm in Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, to pit their skills against each other for cash prizes as they celebrate the 50th...

All the new 'Masters' of their crafts at the ceremony in Glaziers Hall in the City of London when they were invested. In the front row are the Lord Mayor of London and dignitaries from the Livery.

28 February 2018 | Stone Awards / Competitions
Six of the UK’s top stoneworkers are among those invested this year as Masters of their craft by the City of London Livery Companies (which include the Worshipful Company of Masons) in...
Feature wall

That's what you call a feature wall.

8 February 2018 | Stone Awards / Competitions
Posted on LinkedIn (and no doubt many other social media) is this picture of a feature wall installed in the public lobby of an apartment block in The Bronx, New York. Made from Grigio Brasile from...

The European Stone Festival will be held at the Rohan Palace in Saverne, France, this year.

12 January 2018 | Stone Awards / Competitions
The European Stone Festival takes place this year from 25 to 27 May in the park of Rohan Palace in Saverne, France. It is anticipated there will be about 130 stonemasons and stone carvers from...

There's a stone carving festival at York Minster in August this year.

12 January 2018 | Stone Awards / Competitions
York Minster is hosting a stone carving festival 17 to 19 August this year. If you want to participate, click here to register. There are 80 bankers available and you have to pay £50 to...

The Stone Carving Festival returns to Gloucester for August bank holiday this year. If you want to take part, contact Carrie.

4 January 2018 | Stone Awards / Competitions
Carrie Horwood of Cat's Eye Carving is once again organising this years stone carving festival in Gloucester.With work progressing well at Llanthony Secunda Priory, where the festival will be...

Download an entry form from

17 December 2017 | Stone Awards / Competitions
Proud of your work? You should be. You know how good it is. But how do you demonstrate that to customers? There’s nothing more convincing than a national prize like a Natural Stone Award. You...

During a 12-day event, 16 sculptors and their assistants produced their works of art.

8 October 2017 | Stone Awards / Competitions
As a part of Rajkot Municipal Corporation's drive to beautify the Indian city, a Stone Sculpture Festival was organized at Race Course Art Gallery, Rajkot, from 25 September to 6 October....

Tom Francis (left), winner of the Duke of Gloucester Award, with HRH The Duke of Gloucester and Liveryman Major General John Milne (right).

Photo: Simon Bish

7 October 2017 | Stone Awards / Competitions
Stonemasons Victoria Darley and Tom Francis have jointly won this year's Duke of Gloucester Award for Excellence in Stonemasonry. The Award was presented to them by His Royal Highness the Duke of...
European Stone Festival 2017

Top honours to the Brits. Mark McDonnell (left) beat three-times winner Alex Wenham into second place.

Brits took the top two places in the European Stone Festival this year, but that’s just the icing on the cake, says Maya Martin. Maya Martin is a British stonemason living in Hampshire...