Biography

2018   -                    Restoration of Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) at the Palace of Westminster, London.

2017 - 2018             Travelled to Italy to learn the techniques and art of marble carving. Cooperativa di Scultura, Carrara.

2015 - 2017             Postgraduate Diploma in Historic Stone Carving at City & Guilds of London Art School.

2008 - 2015            8 years restoring the East Front of York Minster.

2004- 2008            Apprenticed as a cathedral stonemason under a french Master Mason at Gloucester Cathedral.   

2004 - 2004           Restoration of St. Pancras Chambers - Eurostar Terminal - London.

2003 - 2004           Diploma in Advanced Stonemasonry at Building Crafts College, London.

1994 - 1998             Masters degree in Social Anthropology from Edinburgh University.

Prizes and notable achievements:

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) Award 2017.

The Brinsley Ford Rome Travel Award 2016.

The Radcliffe Trust - The Balfour of Burleigh Tercentenary Prizes 2015 for Exceptional Merit in Crafts.

Tylers & Bricklayers Prize for the Best Stonemasonry Student 2004.

National Federation of Builders Prize for Excellence 2004.

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