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Compac's stand at 100% Design.
16 November 2010 | Events
Compac introduced two new quartz worksurface colours – Botticino and Pierre Bleue – to the UK market at the 100% Design exhibition in Earls Court London last month (September). The...
Imaginative stone finishing and lighting combine to produce impressive effects.

Imaginative stone finishing and lighting combine to produce impressive effects.

16 November 2010 | Events
There were indications of confidence returning to the international stone industry at the Italian Marmomacc exhibition in Verona this month with exhibitors reporting more visitors and a greater...
During the Congrees this dry stone seat was built by Andrew Loudon and some of those attending the Congress.
18 October 2010 | Events
Dry stone walling experts from 14 countries descended on Ambleside in September for the 12th International Dry Stone Walling Congress.Over three days, 130 delegates heard about the importance of dry...
View of the previous Natural Stone Show.
18 October 2010 | Events
The Natural Stone Show next March is set for a boost from the 2012 Olympics, as the ExCeL London venue for the Show is just 11/2miles from the 500-acre Olympic Park.London’s selection as the...
Minster Master Mason John David presents Nina Bilbey with her prize for the best carving (picture inset) produced during the Festival.
18 October 2010 | Events
Ten years after York Minster hosted its first international carving festival it has held a second, organised by Tina Roberts, office manager at the Minster, in co-operation with the Cathedral’s...
14 September 2010 | Events
The Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA) in the UK is host to this year’s 12th biennial International Dry Stone Walling Congress. It will be held at Ambleside in the Lake District 4-6 September...
A scene from the previous Natural Stone Show at ExCeL London.
14 September 2010 | Events
The UK’s Natural Stone Show is back at ExCeL London 15-17 March next year and has just signed a cooperation agreement with Marmomacc in Verona, one of the world’s largest stone shows that...
Alex Wenham during the European Stone Festival working on his prizewinning 'Christ in mandorla', inspired by work he had seen at Ely Cathedral.
19 July 2010 | Events
More than 150 stone carvers and masons from a dozen countries, including England, gathered in the elegant gardens in front of the red sandstone Château des Rohan in the small town of Saverne...
Portland limestone and Corton steel helped the Daily Telegraph Garden win Best Show Garden title at Chelsea.
19 July 2010 | Events
Every year there is more natural stone to be seen in the gardens at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show and this year was no exception. The top prize of Best Show Garden went...
Artist-lettercarver Martin Cook. An exhibition of new work by him opens at the Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, on 26 April.
15 April 2010 | Events
A major collection of new work by artist-lettercarver Martin Cook is going to be exhibited at the Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, from 26 April to 5 June.Martin, whose Dovecot studio is in...
David Constantine of Context Coaching tells Stone Federation members how to survive the recession.
18 March 2010 | Events
Business coach David Constantine had some advice for surviving the recession for Stone Federation members at their annual conference in Liverpool. In a seminar called ‘Don’t sink, swim...
The Xiamen stone exhibition last year.
15 March 2010 | Events
China’s 10th Xiamen Stone Fair next month (6-9 March) will have 1,300 exhibitors in 90,000m2 of show space, making it unarguably one of the world’s leading stone exhibitions. The...
Pictured in Verona are (left to right) Robert Jacobsson, Peter Duncan of London firm Imperial Marble & Granite, Glenn Groom and Giovanni Basili.
15 November 2009 | Events
Marmomacc, the Italian stone show in Verona earlier this month (October), moved from Thursday-to-Sunday to Wednesday-to-Saturday this year to try to increase the number of trade visitors at the...
Keynote speaker James Simpson OBE: modern construction and traditional building are entirely different things.
15 November 2009 | Events
They call this the information age but information about the use of the varied geology of the British Isles in its built heritage is sketchy and dispersed. A British Geological Survey symposium,...
Pictured on his stand at the NFE, Steve Richardson of Memorial Service launched a video showing the work that goes into making memorials.
19 July 2009 | Events
There were fewer memorial wholesalers exhibiting on the NAMM Tradex side of the National Funeral Exhibition this month than there had been last time, but most reported a good turn out of masons and...