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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
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...
New Stone Age at the Building Centre

The New Stone Age exhibition at the Building Centre in Store Street, London, is open again until 28 August.

9 July 2020 | Events
The New Stone Age exhibition that opened to considerable acclaim at the Building Centre in Store Street, London, in February only to be closed down the following month by the coronavirus pandemic...
Marmomac Restart

Marmo+Mac, the Italian international stone exhibition held annually in Verona, has been cancelled, although it will go ahead online.

7 July 2020 | Events
Marmo+Mac, Europe's main annual stone exhibition held in Verona, Italy, will NOT now go ahead this year at the showground. A version will take place online - to register for it click here.The...
Marmomac to go ahead

Marmo+Mac, the annual Italian international stone exhibition in Verona, is going ahead on schedule from 30 September to 3 October.

16 June 2020 | Events
Marmo+Mac, the annual Italian stone exhibition held in Verona, has confirmed that the show will go ahead this year on schedule from 30 September to 3 October. It is being called 'Marmomac Re...
Stone Awards Trophy

The Stone Awards 2020 entry deadline has been extended to the end of June.

29 May 2020 | Events
Stone Federation has extended the deadline for entries to the Natural Stone Awards 2020 to the end of June.You have to admit, the circumstances of the coronavirus are exceptional. Many firms have...
Innovative Forms – The Lettering of John Skelton

You can take a virtual tour of the Lettering Arts Trust online exhibition of John Skelton's work.

17 May 2020 | Events
An increasing number of exhibitions that could not be held this year because of the coronavirus pandemic lock-down have gone ahead digitally.The American Coverings exhibition in New Orleans; the New...
Natural Stone Awards

Entry deadline for this year's Natural Stone Awards is now 29 May.

27 April 2020 | Events
Because of the difficulties associated with the Covid-19 lockdown, Stone Federation is extending the entry deadline for the 2020 Natural Stone Awards to Friday 29 May.Any natural stone project in the...
Xiamen Stone Fair

Xiamen Stone Fair opens online only in June ahead of a planned real world exhibition rescheduled for October.

9 April 2020 | Events
The World's largest stone fair, held annually in Xiamen, China, has been put back again in response to the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled for March and postponed to June...