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andrew james

CRAFTSMAN IN STONE

 

With over 20 years experience in stonemasonry, sculpture and architectural restoration, Andrew is trained to work in both classical and contemporary styles. Having worked on prestigious heritage sites including Bath Abbey and Wells Cathedral, he now specialises in hand carved lettering and his work is on display in private homes and public buildings throughout the UK.

Andrew has a flair for creativity and design and a sympathetic understanding for traditional methods and materials that result in beautiful and bespoke pieces of stone work of the highest quality.

 

In the same way that stone has been carved for thousands of years, Andrew carves everything by hand using a simple mallet and chisel - ensuring that every letter is cut with a care, attention and clarity that retains the nuances often lost by mechanisation and that allows each stone to resonate with its own unique strength and beauty.

"I just don't think there's anything much more impressive than something carved beautifully in stone and I believe passionately that you have to use traditional tools and techniques to achieve that level of craftsmanship."