Stone Heritage and Artifacts
Using materials with provenance brings a sense of place to a home or indeed any building. We take inspiration from our natural materials and their history to create new uses for old material.
Above is a worktop and drain cut and milled recently from a block of local, Lizard serpentine which is the rock that lies beneath our Workshops at Bochym.
Lizard serpentine is unusual for its depth of colour and its different hues, and we were all amazed by the beautiful greens, reds and yellows which emerged when the stone was polished.
Our Ideas gallery contains more photos of recent projects and commissions.
As well as supplying local stone of provenance we can also reshape and restore existing stone, preserving its authenticity and former glory and putting in place a legacy for generations. You can see some recent work in this area in our gardens and home galleries.
Drop in for a coffee and a chat about how we can work with you to help bring your project to life.
Natural Stone Sculpture
As skilled stonemasons, our Workshop can create one off exclusive sculptures to your design, whatever the scale for your home, your garden or your stately home.
Richard Holliday is our resident sculptor and also uses our outside space to create large bespoke commissions,
Richard, who lives nearby on the Lizard, is an experienced stonemason with an impressive portfolio of work which includes work on Westminster Abbey, Kings College Cambridge and Ely Cathedral as well as the Animals in War memorial on Park Lane in London.
Richard also has his own studio in Penryn
The photo aboves shows pillars being hand carved for a fireplace surround from combe brun limestone which will then be incorporate into a fire surround.
Cornish granite, which has been used for Britain's buildings and monuments since Medieval times, is no longer extensively quarried.
Although there is variation in the colour, grain and quality of Cornish Granite now available we are sometimes able to source local granite for hearths, bowls and even worktops.
Above is a door threshold shaped from a Cornish granite block complete with a sculpture of an apple carved from Cornihs Granite! Other items created from Cornish Granite can be found in our Ideas gallery and Hearths gallery
bespoke stone - design and supply
We are stonemasons first and foremost and we pride ourselves in creating hand crafted, individual artifacts in natural stone that bring long lasting beauty and uniqueness to their environment. We work with other like minded individuals to preserve and develop our heritage and together bring you features that will be treasured for a lifetime - and beyond.