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Jim Rosenthal

Jim Rosenthall and his unseen partner, Alan Dedicote, hosted the online Natural Stone Awards, just as they have the live event for the past 15 years.

20 March 2021 | Events
The 20th Natural Stone Awards might not have taken place quite as originally planned in a plush hotel in London at the end of 2020, but they will certainly be remembered as the first (but possibly...
Grinling Gibbons carving competition

Entry is now open for the Grinling Gibbons tercentennary carving competition.

9 March 2021 | Events
This year marks the 300th anniversary of the death of Grinling Gibbons, whose carvings adorn Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Petworth House, Trinity Colleges at...
20th Natural Stone Awards online only

Log in to join the Stone Federation for the 20th Natural Stone Awards presentations.

5 March 2021 | Events
Stone Federation Great Britain is presenting its 20th Natural Stone Awards online only this time and you can watch the event starting at 3.30pm on Friday 19 March, but you have to register.To...
Letter cutting

The Lettering Arts Trust is offering a day-long course on turning lettercutting into a business on 31 March. Click here to book a place.

4 March 2021 | Events
The Lettering Arts Trust is hosting a symposium for young carvers on Wednesday 31 March, 10am to 5pm. This day-long event will provide a valuable insight into the soft skills required for a...
War Graves Week

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission launches War Graves Week and asks you to plant wild flower seeds in memory of those who lost their lives.

14 February 2021 | Events
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), which looks after the memorials to those who sacrificed their lives in the First and Second World Wars, is launching a new event –  War...
Stone Awards shortlist

A shortlist of contenders for the 2020 Natural Stone Awards has been published. The winners will be announced at an online ceremony on 19 March.

9 December 2020 | Events
The projects shortlisted for this year's 20th Natural Stone Awards have been announced and the winners will be revealed at an online ceremony on 19 March 2021. The glittering Awards lunch...
Stone Show

The Natural Stone Show & Hard Surfaces exhibitions have been moved to Spring 2022.

2 December 2020 | Events
In light of the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic the Natural Stone Show & Hard Surfaces 2021 exhibitions due to take place in London in their usual two-yearly spot in the Spring have been...
Tile Award

This was the scene at the Tile Awards last month. The Stone Federation Natural Stone Awards, which were to have been presented on 4 December, are also going online and will be presented in March.

18 November 2020 | Events
The Stone Federation Natural Stone Awards that were due to be presented next month in London will, in the face of Covid-19 restrictions, be presented online in the Spring instead.There will, however...
Temple Voussoir by George Edwards

Temple Voussoir by George Edwards, who graduated with distinction in historic architectural stone carving from City & Guilds of London Art School in 2018. It is a 20x30x20cm study of a section of the romanesque ornament from the arch of the west doorway of Temple Church, London, in Lapine limestone. Price £2,400.

17 November 2020 | Events | 1 Comment
Like so many events this year, The Worshipful Company of Masons’ Annual Exhibition at Gallery Different in Fitzrovia, London, has been moved online in the face of Covid-19 restrictions.It was...

Marmo+Mac digital edition attracted nearly 5,000 visitors.

4 October 2020 | Events
"Natural stone, like wood, like earth, is an extraordinary natural material that can be used in exceptional ways to create spaces of immense architectural quality" - Stefano Boeri,...
Dame Judith Hackitt

Dame Judith Hackitt will be talking about the Building Safety Bill at 'The Construction Leaders Summit – The Digital Future' taking place online on 13 & 14 October.

29 September 2020 | Events
Dame Judith Hackitt is the keynote speaker at 'The Construction Leaders Summit – The Digital Future' taking place online on 13 & 14 October. She will deliver a presentation on...
Earthrise by Gordon Hayes

This is called Earthrise. It is the work of Gordon Hayes, one of 23 artists from a new generation of lettercutters whose work is exhibited in the 'New Beginnings' exhibition at the Lettering Arts Trust gallery at Snape Maltings, Suffolk.

25 September 2020 | Events | 2 Comments
A new exhibition of the work of a younger generation of artist lettercutters has opened at the Lettering Arts Trust at Snape Maltings, in Snape, Suffolk. It runs until 8 November, 11am to 5pm daily,...
New Stone Age exhibition at the Building Centre, London

Part of the New Stone Age exhibition at the Building Centre, London.

11 September 2020 | Events
With the New Stone Age exhibition at the Building Centre in London having come to an end on 28 August, the Building Centre has posted a video featuring the curators of the exhibition on YouTube. You...
WorldSkills Jordan Cliffe

Jordan Cliffe to represent British stonemasonry at the first post-Brexit EuroSkills.

9 September 2020 | Events | 1 Comment
Apprentice stonemason Jordan Cliffe from Kent, who works at Canterbury Cathedral and trains at the Building Crafts College in London, will represent Team UK in stonemasonry in the first post-Brexit...
Exhibition of stone carving 2019

This is part of last year's exhibition of stone carving at Gallery Different, organised in conjunction with the Masons livery company.

19 July 2020 | Events
The second of what it is hoped will be an annual exhibition of stone sculpture instigated by the Masons' Livery Company at Gallery Different, a contemporary fine art gallery in the heart of...