Contact:

To discuss ideas you may have for commissions, order new carvings, enquire about delivery dates or arrange visit:

email : a.p.griffiths@btinternet.com

telephone: 07780 432380 / 01305 860806

address : 25 Sweethill Road, Portland, Dorset, DT5 2DS, England

 

 

About

The stonework on these pages are individually crafted by myself on the Island of Portland. All are carved out of Portland Stone, the finest limestone in the British Isles, and the stone of choice for many of London's greatest monuments including St Paul's Cathedral

 

Other info: Andy Griffiths at Lulworth Castle, Andrew Peter in Natural Stone Specialist magazine

 

Stone bookends work well on a shelf as they are heavy so do not slide. Some carvings are also suitable for use as paperweights or make rugged doorstops, others are more sculptural than functional.

If you would like a personalised carved stone for the house or garden please phone or email me.

 

Carving

These carvings are created out of 140 million year old stone using traditional masonry and carving tools. They are created by hand with a mallet and chisel.

All other stonework I have seen for sale on the web hides the fact that it is either cast from stonedust and cement or sandblasted by machine. If this is not obvious from the description it can often be seen by a flatness of engraving and a lack of fine lines and sharp points and serifs. A sharp chisel will give V shaped incisions with visible striation marks, and shadow forms that change with the light direction.


All prices reduced by 10% for collection from my workshop at Southwell near Portland Bill, where I live. Please email or phone me to arrange.

Delivery and returns:

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Testimonials

Thank you so much for the gorgeous wedding stone. We have it on the windowsill in the lounge and it looks amazing! - G and A; London

It arrived safely thank you and it is beautiful, very beautiful.So good in fact that I hope to send you more orders next year, I have three nephews getting married over 18 months so keep your tools sharp.Thank you again for your expertise and imagination. - R; Sydney, Australia

The wedding stone was delivered today and we are delighted with it. Many thanks for all your effort. - S; Cheshire

Hi Andrew, It's absolutely beautiful. Thank you so so so much. - J; London

Our wedding stone is beautiful - thanks so much ! Have been showing it to everyone. - R & T; Jersey

Dear Andrew, just wanted to write to say how we are both so very pleased with the stone. It has turned out really well and it is going to fit beautifully in the space it has been designed for. Many many thanks again. With best wishes. - H ; Somerset

We received it to-day and are both absolutely delighted with it. It was exactly what we wanted and is beautiful. Thank you so much! - C and J; London

Our very own piece of stonework is absolutely stunning. It is beautiful and we feel priviledged to have it. - S and P; Devon

Just received the Wedding Stone, it is lovely - thank you very very much! It can definitely be used as a bookend, as it is large enough and heavy enough to support large books.- P; Cumbria