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3 December 2019 | Stone Projects
With your support, CRASH can help deliver vital building projects for charities like Richard House Children’s Hospice, which offers specialist care to terminally ill babies and children.CRASH...
Big Issue vendor

David Willett's Big Issue vendor in magnesian limestone will be making its way on to York Minster - without the sunglasses and headphones.

1 November 2019 | Stone Projects
The Big Issue magazine and a depiction of one of the homeless people it helps support is making its way on to York Minster.The new Big Issue grotesque has been carved by Minster stonemason Dave...
Williamstrip

The interior of Williamstrip Chapel won a Craftsmanship Award in the Natural Stone Awards last year.

5 October 2019 | Stone Projects
The work of architect Craig Hamilton at Williamstrip Chapel on a private estate in Gloucestershire has been widely acclaimed. The interior stonework received recognition in Stone Federation’s...
 
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...
Ludgate

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...

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