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The Diver

This larger version of 'The Diver' produced by stoneCIRCLE for sculptor Samantha Thornton is now in a chateau in France. It is Portland limestone on a plinth of Irish Blue limestone.

26 July 2019 | Stone Projects
Sculptor Samantha Thornton was commissioned to convert one of her existing stone sculptures, 'The Diver', originally in Ancaster Weatherbed, into a larger version for a French chateau. The...
Serpentine Pavilion

This year's Serpentine Pavilion with its 61tonnes of loose-laid Honister Slate.

Photo: Paul Slade 

25 July 2019 | Stone Projects
Honister Slate Mine in The Lake District has supplied 61 tonnes of Westmorland green riven by-product for this year’s  temporary pavilion on the Serpentine Gallery’s lawn in...
Stone Drawing

The exterior element of Suzanna Heron's 'Stone Drawing', fabricated in Clipsham stone by stoneCIRCLE in Basingstoke and erected by Szerelmey. Inside, there is a mirror image of this design.

14 June 2019 | Stone Projects
Stone Drawing. That is what Susanna Heron calls her work of art for the new library at the 17th century St John's College, Oxford.The college appointed Susanna in 2014 to work with Wright &...
4 December 2017 | Stone Projects
Composite materials such as quartz have many advantages over natural stone counterparts, particularly in reference to interior design. While materials such as marble and stone have aesthetic appeal...
Etches Museum

The pièce de résistance of the Purbeck stone contribution to The Etches Collection museum.

13 March 2017 | Stone Projects
A new museum to house the Etches Collection of dinosaur fossils has walls of Purbeck limestone, a sedimentary stone laid down at the same time and place in which the dinosaurs lived and in which...
Choos choice

The table made from Belgian Blue limestone from Trans-European Stone standing on two reclaimed sections of timber from Falmouth Pier.

26 October 2016 | Stone Projects
Sandra Choi, the Creative Director of Jimmy Choo, and her husband Tamburlaine Gorst, the former Head of Design at Kenzo Homme in Paris, have chosen Belgian Blue limestone from Trans-European Stone...
Sacred Stones

Visitors queued to see inside the round barrow when it was opened on 24 October.

24 October 2016 | Stone Projects
A company called Sacred Stones opened the first round barrow built since neolithic times on 24 October. Its construction used 500 tonnes of local Churchfield limestone buried beneath 1,000 tonnes of...
Canterbury Cathedral auction

The Dean of Canterbury Cathedral, the Very Revd Dr Robert Willis, welcomes bidders to the auction of masonry from the Great South Window on Saturday.

27 September 2016 | Stone Projects
An auction on Saturday (24 September) of masonry, some of it medieval, taken from Canterbury Cathedral's Great South Window during its rebuilding raised £210,000.The masonry was sold off as...
Fox Marble CEO Chris Gilbert

Fox Marble CEO Chris Gilbert: "We are pleased that our newest quarry is now supplying our Bianco Illirico marble to such a large and prestigious development in London."

8 September 2016 | Stone Projects
Fox Marble, the London stock market AIM-listed company headed by Chris Gilbert and focused on marble quarrying and finishing in Kosovo and the Balkans, has had its Bianco Illirico marble specified...
Weston Library

Externally, the stonework included restoration of the Clipsham, while inside a new Jura limestone floor and reception desk was installed in the main reception while Creeton limestone was used for wall linings and flooring in the Treasury Gallery. A 17th century arched gateway was rebuilt next to the reception desk.

5 September 2016 | Stone Projects
The re-working of what is now called the Weston Library in Oxford (it was previously known as the New Bodleian) was among the projects on the short-list announced in July for this year’s...

London’s Building of the Year features a monolithic frieze of geometrically patterned Portland stone.

5 September 2016 | Stone Projects
A new office development nestled between St Paul’s Cathedral and Ludgate Circus in London has been named as the City of London’s Building of the Year. It has also won the Royal Institute...
Pride of Kilkenny

Barry Wrafter with the Pride of Kilkenny sculpture that took him three years to carve in Kilkenny limestone.

20 June 2016 | Stone Projects
by Barry WrafterI won a national competition to make this statue, called Pride of Kilkenny, to celebrate the Kilkenny hurling team, known as The Cats. The Kilkenny Council that commissioned it was...
Cloak of Conscience

Anna Chromy's Cloak of Conscience. The artist would like to see the 50tonne Cararra marble sculpture installed in London.

9 May 2016 | Stone Projects
Anna Chromy, an artist commissioned to create a sculpture for the Athletes Village at the 2012 London Olympics, would like to see her 50tonne Carrara Marble 'Cloak of Conscience' installed in...
Pinnacle Award

The project that has won a DSWA PInnacle Award.

21 April 2016 | Stone Projects
A project for a private residence on Grange Moor, West Yorkshire, by two young dry stone wallers has been given the Dry Stone Walling Association’s highest recognition of a Pinnacle Award.It is...
St Mels Cathedral during restoration

One of the new Irish Blue limestone columns at St Mel's Cathedral as the work was under way.

15 March 2016 | Stone Projects
The story of the restoration of St Mel's Cathedral in Longford, Ireland, after a fire involved the replacement of all 28 of its supporting Irish Blue limestone columns, is to be told in London in...