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3 May 2016 | Events
Summer Exhibition7-8 May 2016, 10am-5pmThere will be some exceptional skills on display in Andover, Hampshire, next weekend (7-8 May), including the work of lettercutter Robyn Golden-Hann.The event...
Master Masons

The investiture of this year's Master Masons.

21 April 2016 | Events
Six masons were among those recognised in this year’s investiture of Master Craftsmen by the Livery Companies Skills Council.The investitures were made at Fishmongers Hall by the Lord Mayor of...
Irish map in stone

A computer-generated picture of what the stone wall map of Ireland should look like with (inset) the stone Ruairi is setting out to carve his County Kerry map on.

17 March 2016 | Events
There is a stone festival, called Tír Ċonaill Stone Festival, being held 17-19 June at Glencolmcille, Co Donegal, in Ireland. It is being organised by the Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland...
10 March 2016 | Events
 The Carrara Marmotec exhibition taking place in Carrara, Italy, 18-21 May is to host its first International Sustainable Stone Conference in collaboration with the University of Siena...
Carie, Marie-Louise and Ollie

In the selfie above are (left to right) Carrie Horwood, Marie-Louise Bolland and Ollie Anally, who will be joined by Ed Francis for snow sculpting in the Rockies.

16 February 2016 | Events
A team of British stone carvers is flying off to America on 23 January to take part in the international snow carving contest held each year at a town called Breckenridge in the Rocky Mountains of...
Regis Studeny receives award

Regis Studeny (far right) accepts the 2015 Natural Stone Craftsman of the Year Award from sponsors Patrick Perus (Polycor) and Brenda Edwards (TexaStone Quarries), and 2015 MIA President, Dan Rea (Coldspring).

16 February 2016 | Events
Congratulations from the European side of the Atlantic to Regis Studeny, a project manager on the American side of the Atlantic. Regis, of Rugo Stone in Lorton, VA, has been named 2015 Natural Stone...
8 February 2016 | Events
A postponed seminar on computers in tiling and the kitchen, bathroom & bedroom market by Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has been rescheduled for Tuesday 23 February at Wood Grange in...
Find out how to make better use of your computers and the internet to increase sales at TTA in Stone on 26 November.
3 November 2015 | Events
Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) is holding a tailored Business Insight Open Day (more of a half-day, actually) to explain about social media to the tile and KBB industries at The Tile Association...
English stone producers were among the exhibitors in Verona again this year.
3 November 2015 | Events
This year saw the 50th of the annual Marmomacc exhibitions in Verona, Italy. It is firmly established as one of the world’s Big Four stone exhibitions and Europe’s main showcase. Once...
Anna Chromy with ‘The Cloak of Conscience’.
3 November 2015 | Events
Anna Chromy, who designed the ‘Olympic Spirit’ sculpture for the Olympic Village in London in 2012, has become the first European to be invited to put on a one person show at the National...
Famous faces leading the seminars during Construction Week at the NEC, 6-11 October.
3 November 2015 | Events
With just weeks to go before the industry heads to Birmingham for UK Construction Week (6-11 October), you might like to start planning a visit around the comprehensive seminar schedule led by some...
Ethical sourcing conference in London, 24 November.
3 November 2015 | Events
CIRIA and Loughborough University are delighted to announce the fifth annual conference from Action Programme for Responsible Sourcing (APRES) conference titled 'Manage risk and enhance...
CPD presentation for architects who want to find out about using natural stone.
28 October 2015 | Events
Stone Federation invites architects to attend either of its Stone in the City events taking place in November in London and Leeds.The events will provide architects with high quality...
Three British stone producers exhibited at Marmomacc in Verona: Albion, Burlington and Forest of Dean Stone Firms.
11 October 2015 | Events
There is the tantalizing promise of some innovations for the UK stone processing market following this year’s Italian Marmomacc in Verona.Several of the UK companies that sell machinery, tools...
An extension of GI could protect the use of the name 'Portland stone'.
17 September 2015 | Events
Proposals to extend geographical identification (GI) protection beyond food, so that Portland stone might be as protected as Melton Mowbray pork pies or Champagne from pretenders using the name, has...