Contact:

To enquire about stone carvings for the house or garden:

email : a.p.griffiths@btinternet.com

telephone: 07780 432380 / 01305 860806

workshop: Sweethill Road, Portland, Dorset, DT5 2DS, England

 

 

About

The stonework on these pages are individually crafted by myself on the Island of Portland, at the centre of the Jurrassic Coast. 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
I initially trained and worked as a stonemason and conservator for English Heritage on Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments in the Wessex region, including Lulworth Castle. More recently I have been carving stone under the title Andrew Peter Stonecraft

 

 

 

Carving

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

Most small stone carvings for sale on the interweb are manufactured by machinery, either sandblasted or cast from cement and stonedust. The difference can often be seen by a flatness of engraving and a lack of fine lines and sharp points (serifs). A sharp chisel will give V shaped incisions, often with visible striation marks, and shadow forms that change with the light direction.


Delivery and returns:

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

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