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The angel carved by Carrie Horwood at Ludlow and, above it, Barry Wrafter's work inspired by Clones' Puppy Skull Carver.
16 July 2012 | Events
LudlowAfter the success of the first carving festival at Ludlow last year, run to help raise money for St Laurence Church restoration fund, it was decided to stage another carving festival this year...
18 June 2012 | Events
Six stone carvers have been chosen to participate in a six-day stone sculpture symposium on 21-26 May in Clones, Co Monaghan in Ireland. Clones is a town renowned for its archaeological heritage...
The stonework of Tom Brown, Will Davies and Andrian Melka being unloaded at Fortnum & Mason.
18 June 2012 | Events
Fortnum & Mason, one of London’s top shops, is celebrating The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a QEST Crafting Excellence selling exhibition. It opened on 6 February and continues...
Saul Sheldon's winning Salamander carving from last year's festival at Ludlow.
18 June 2012 | Events
The first Ludlow Stone Carving Festival last year was so successful that another is being held this year on the weekend of 26 and 27 May.The Salamander (pictured right) by Paul Sheldon of Hereford...
18 June 2012 | Events
Inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive and leading members of the construction industry will offer practical tips and guidance on how to prevent incidents while carrying out key activities...
18 June 2012 | Events
The installation pictured on the right was created by architect Yasemin Kologlu of Skydmore Owens & Merryll (SOM) for the organisers of the Marmotec stone exhibition being held in Carrara, Italy...
The European Stone Festival will be held in Trindheim, Norway, this year.
17 May 2012 | Events
Stonemasons and stone carvers are invited to register for the annual European Stone Festival that is taking place this year in Trondheim, Norway, from 29 June to 1 July.The event usually attracts...
Steve Bulmer, Biesse UK Managing Director (left) and Derek Byrne, UK & Ireland Sales Manager for Intermac in the stone sector (right), with customers.
17 May 2012 | Events
Stone processors from Ireland were among hundreds of Intermac customers from across Europe who joined those from other industry sectors for open days at parent company Biesse’s headquarters in...
17 May 2012 | Events
Glyn Knighton from Edge Diamond Stone Division, a national supplier of diamond tools for stone working, Anna Gibiino, Natural Stone Specialist's Advertising Consultant, and a friend, Lisa...
Ellen van Loon speaking at the Szerelmey-sponsored lecture in the Building Centre.
10 April 2012 | Events
More than 250 people filled the lecture theatre at the Building Centre in London to hear a lecture on designing the new Rothschild Bank HQ given by architect Ellen van Loon of OMA Partners at the...
19 March 2012 | Events
The National Museum of Ireland in Dublin is hosting the first one-day seminar on Irish geoheritage on 24 March.The aim is to bring together all those in Ireland involved in heritage aspects of...
The cutting head of a Flow water jet cutter in action.
19 March 2012 | Events
Flow, the waterjet cutting machine company whose products are sold into the stone industry in the UK and Ireland by Waters Group, is holding an open day at its headquarters in Hinckley,...
The brochure that brightened up my return to the office.
20 February 2012 | Events
Happy New Year. My return to the office was brightened by a bright pink brochure sent to me by snailmail from Lyon in France announcing this year's Funexpo.Apparently Funexpo has been going for...
UK machinery, tools and consumables suppliers D Zambelis left Marmomacc with a new agency – for Coor & Kleever floor refinishing machines.
15 December 2011 | Events
Buoyed by an improvement in the latest trade figures there was a cautious optimism in Italy.The Marmomacc stone exhibition in Verona opened on 21 September against a background of improved stone...
13 December 2011 | Events
Historic Scotland is re-launching its Scottish Traditional Building Skills Forum, which aims to bring together different parts of the conservation industry to look at key trends and challenges in...

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