Objects carved in stone last longer than almost anything to which people can turn their hand.

Stone carving can satisfy a desire to capture memories and images, to mark an event, to write words of love or commentary in verse or prose, to create art - or simply to provide visual distractions indoors or out. They can be serious or comic: likenesses of the living or the dead, or objects such as gargoyles and representations of the eternal Green Man. The possibilities are endless.

Most people have some sort of innate creativity. Owing to the nature of modern life, this often remains dormant. Our experience indicates that there is a desire in many people to reconnect with a dormant capacity to be creative.
Our courses demonstrate that people greatly enjoy the experience and that the majority can achieve a reasonable level of proficiency relatively quickly. Often people who take up stone carving as a hobby quite late in life become passionate about it.
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Interior design

Our team of designers work with you to create an inspiring and welcoming workplace for your staff and clients.

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Consultation rooms

Incorporating the latest interior design trends and techniques to create clean and user friendly workspaces.

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Reception areas

Hand crafted reception areas with atmospheric lighting to create a new environment for your dental practice.

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Treatment rooms

Friendly and inviting areas within your practice or clinic - clean, fresh and fit for purpose.

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Lighting can have a huge impact on your working environment - and the experience of your clients.

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All types of natural wood and laminate flooring, ceramic tiling, stone, carpet and vinyl flooring.


We work to fulfil commissions to carve pieces both great and small, both for gardens and indoors, in relief as well as three-dimensional.

  • We use different types of stone or marble to ensure the piece suits the context.
  • We advise on ideas and designs, as well as working to your specific designs.
  • Heads, busts, lettering, memorials, heraldic designs - and many more - are our speciality.
  • We carve in situ or at our workshop in Somerset, from where we will transport the finished product to your location.
  • We also do remedial work, subject to feasibility. We carve replacement pieces where it is not feasible to make good.
  • Prices for commissioned work are dependent on the nature of the commission.

Re-building the spire at Monks Kirby



Week commencing 17th June

We host courses for those who have carved stone before and for newcomers, providing tools, stone and instruction for all.

These are typically five days’ duration, and held in the beautiful Somerset countryside.

A five day course costs from £175 per person.

Courses run from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday, three times a year.

  • Additional courses and instruction can also be arranged at your location and for shorter durations.
  • Discounts available for student and group bookings.

Where possible, please Whatsapp us on 07713 501901 for course availability or fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

About us

We are a small team of dedicated stone carvers, led by Ian Ward – a master carver. Ian was trained at Winchester and apprenticed for four years at Chichester Cathedral as a mason and carver. He then worked for many years at a multitude of sites, often winning commissions on a competitive basis, either individually or as part of a team.

Well-known locations that bear testimony to Ian’s expertise include St Paul’s cathedral, St George’s chapel at Windsor Castle, the great hall of Stirling Castle, Woburn Abbey and Althorp - as well as very many private residences and gardens for which he has produced work for individual patrons and their families.

"Highly talented craftsmen with fantastic stone carving experience. Great work."
'The 5 day course was great - and I feel I have unlocked my inner creativity at last!'
'Thank you so much for a wonderful week of hands on stone carving expertise.'
'I'm recommending this to all my friends - really helps clear the mind and getting in touch with nature again.'

Find out more

Please use Whatsapp wherever possible - or leave a message below and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Use the form to check course availability or to find out more about upcoming courses.

07713 501901