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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 and regional styles against each other for cash prizes as they...
Masters

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 bit.ly/2018AwardsEntry.

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...
Masonry Skills Challenge

Students at work in the Masonry Skills Challenge southern heat held at the Building Crafts College in London on 18 May.

List of Winners of Stone Federation Great Britain's 2017 Masonry Skills Challenge. Congratulations to all those who took part in the competitions at the Building Crafts College in London and...
Snow carving in Colorado

Team UK led by Ollie Annaly (second right) are Maya Martin, Adrian Powell and Stephen Brown.

30 January 2017 | Stone Awards / Competitions
Congratulations to Ollie Annaly and his team of British stone carvers for flying the Union Jack again at the Budweiser International Snow Carving Contest in Breckenridge in the Rocky Mountains of...
Stone Awards 2016

There was a full house at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London on Friday 2 December for Stone Federation Great Britain's biennial presentation of the Natural Stone Awards.

4 December 2016 | Stone Awards / Competitions
It was back to the good old pre-recession days at Stone Federation Great Britain's Natural Stone Awards presentation lunch in London on 2 December. With confidence running high in the industry,...
Dick Reid

Dick Reid (right) receives The Duke of Gloucester Gold Medal for lifetime achievement from His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester.

30 November 2016 | Stone Awards / Competitions
The 2016 Duke of Gloucester Gold Medal for outstanding lifetime achievement in stonemasonry has been awarded to Dr Dick Reid OBE.Presented jointly by the Masons Livery Company and Stone Federation...
Victoria Tower Gardens

Victoria Tower Gardens, where the Holocaust memorial will be sited. There are already memorials there, one to the emancipation of slaves and another is Rodin's Burghers of Calais.

19 September 2016 | Stone Awards / Competitions
The UK government is inviting designers, architects and artists from all over the world to enter an international design competition for a striking new national memorial commemorating the...

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