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Freya Morris with her winning carving

Freya Morris with her winning carving, called 'Line of Defence', in the Grinling Gibbons Tercentenary Award.

6 September 2021 | Stone Awards / Competitions
Freya Morris has won First Prize in the stone section of the Grinling Gibbons Tercentary Awards with a carving called 'Line of Defence'. Freya said of her entry: “This piece aims...
The Masons Company Livery

The Masons' Livery Company is inviting nominations for the Duke of Gloucester Award for Excellence in Stonemasonry.

The Masons’ Livery Company, in conjunction with Stone Federation Great Britain, is inviting nominations for the Duke of Gloucester Award for Excellence in Stonemasonry. The deadline for...
Peter Harrison

Peter Harrison as he is often seen, selecting stone in a quarry for a major construction project.

Stone Federation Great Britain’s 2020 Natural Stone Awards marked the 20th time the Awards had been presented. For the occasion there were three, one-off Special Awards in addition to those...
Stone Awards nominations

Nominations invited for the nation's favourite stone project, the industry's rising star and the industry's lifetime achiever.

5 February 2021 | Stone Awards / Competitions
The Stone Federation has added three new categories to its online-only Stone Awards this year and it is looking for nominations from the industry. All the winners of the Stone Awards will be...
Tom Flemons

Stonemason Tom Flemons who has received the 2020 Gwyn Watkins Award from SPAB.

Photo: Ralph Hodgson

19 December 2020 | Stone Awards / Competitions
Stonemason Tom Flemons, the Bath Workshop Manager at conservation specialist Cliveden, has received the 2020 Gwyn Watkins award from the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)....
Master Craftsman Simon Morphet

Simon Morphet, who has gained the Master Craftsman qualification from the Dry Stone Walling Association at the age of just 23.

27 November 2020 | Stone Awards / Competitions | 1 Comment
At 23-years-old, Simon Morphet from High Bentham in Yorkshire has become one of the youngest people to achieve the Dry Stone Walling Association’s Master Craftsman qualification. Working...
Antoniolupi's Intreccio sink

Antoniolupi's Intreccio sink that has won a Menzione d'Onore at the Compasso d'Oro ADI in Milan.

5 September 2020 | Stone Awards / Competitions
The Intreccio sink designed by Paolo Ulian has gained stone company Antoniolupi a coveted Menzione d'Onore at this year's Compasso d'Oro ADI in Milan. The award was presented...
DoG Award winners

Catherine Martin and Paul Synan at the Award presentation evening at Mercers' Hall in London last night (27 November).

28 November 2019 | Stone Awards / Competitions
Congratulations to Catherine Martin and Paul Synan, who share the honours in this year's Duke of Gloucester Award, presented by His Royal Highness last night (27 November) in Mercers' Hall in...
Two of the UK's brightest emerging stone sculptors, Trev Clarke and Ben Russell, are among the nine artists whose work is on show for this year's 10th anniversary National Sculpture Prize at...
Win a holiday

You could win a holiday with UltraTileFix.

7 January 2019 | Stone Awards / Competitions
Enter the UltraTileFix New Year competition and your 2019 holiday could be sorted. On offer is a family trip for two adults and two children to Disney World Florida, a three-night stay for four...

The medal, certificate and button hole badge awarded to the recipient of the Duke of Gloucester Award for lifetime achievement in the stone industry. Do you know someone who should receive this honour? You can nominate them using the form on the Masons Livery Company website (click here to download).

Every two years, the Worshipful Company of Masons, the stone industry's livery company, and Stone Federation Great Britain get together to decide who should receive the biennial Duke of...
DoG Award presentation

Pictured (left to right) are Chris Sampson, Clerk of the Works at Exeter Cathedral, Matt Hoskins, the stonemason at Exeter Cathedral who has received a commendation in the Duke of Gloucester Awards, Peter Clark, Master of the Worshipful Company of Masons, and The Very Revd Jonathan Greener, Dean of Exeter.

Exeter Cathedral stonemason Matt Hoskins has received a commendation in the the biennial Duke of Gloucester Awards, presented by the Worshipful Company of Masons.Matt Hoskins, one of a team of four...

It should be a fun day out with the dry stone wallers in Kirkby Lonsdale on 20 May.

26 April 2018 | Stone Awards / Competitions
Dry stone wallers from across the country are coming together on 20 May at Fleet Farm in Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, to pit their skills against each other for cash prizes as they celebrate the 50th...

All the new 'Masters' of their crafts at the ceremony in Glaziers Hall in the City of London when they were invested. In the front row are the Lord Mayor of London and dignitaries from the Livery.

28 February 2018 | Stone Awards / Competitions
Six of the UK’s top stoneworkers are among those invested this year as Masters of their craft by the City of London Livery Companies (which include the Worshipful Company of Masons) in...
Feature wall

That's what you call a feature wall.

8 February 2018 | Stone Awards / Competitions
Posted on LinkedIn (and no doubt many other social media) is this picture of a feature wall installed in the public lobby of an apartment block in The Bronx, New York. Made from Grigio Brasile from...