Stone Carver and Lettercutter

Gary Churchman


Enjoying the experience of 38 years working with stone, clay and drawing. Having first carried out a 3 year indenture apprenticeship in stone carving and lettering, during this time I furthered my education completing many residential stone carving, lettering and also day release courses studying sculpture and form. I directly followed the apprenticeship with a year Art Foundation course then progressing to study for a B.A(Hons) in Fine Art, Sculpture at the University of Northumberland. Since graduating in 1983 I have been working freelance as a stone carver.

Classical forms of flora and fauna particularly interest me, a lifelong passion for horticulture, architecture and design are a continuing influence and inspire my interpretations. Plant forms play a major roll in many historic forms of decoration, many features applied to buildings have their roots firmly in the evolution of these forms, of particular importance is the Acanthus and the Angelica both extensively used since classical times in many glorious interpretations.

Liberating three dimensional forms - carving shallow or deep relief, figurative, foliage or floral, sometimes patterns or elaborate designs, these variations along with creativity are the essence of my stone carving work. Civic, secular or ecclesiastic either working within the confines of the studio or on-site.

Some recent prestigious projects:

  1.     Eton College.

  2.     St. Pancras Gardens, City of London.

  3.     Westminster School, London

  4.     Westminster Abbey, Cellarium

  5.     Luton Hoo, Walled Garden

  6.     Leicester Square fountain  

  7.     Egyptian Centre, Mayfair, London

  8.     Kew Gardens

  9.     Leeds Cathedral

  10.     Fortnum and Masons, London

  11.     St. Albans Abbey

  12.     Baha’i Shrine, Southgate, London

  13.     Hatfield House Chapel

  14.     Frogmore, Windsor, London

  15.     National Gallery, London

  16.     Myddleton House, Enfield, London

  17.     St. Pancras International Hotel

  18.     Whitehall, London

  19.     Eleanor’s X, Charring X, London

  20.     Deans Yard, Westminster, London

  21.     Heals of London

  22.     UK Supreme Court, Parliament Square, London

  23.     Rajasthan, India

  24.     Kensington Palace

  25.     Darnley Mausoleum, Cobham Hall, Kent

  26.     Chiswick House, London

  27.     Kings College, Wimbledon, London

  28.     Southwark Cathedral, London

  29.     Victoria and Albert Museum

  30.     Apsley House, Hyde Park Corner, London

  31.     16 Old Bailey, London

  32.     Lloyds Building

Please contact me for a comprehensive C.V. if required.

01582 720781     07973 741389

Gary Churchmna, stone carver and lettercutter, carving part of the portland stone cartouche, 16 Old Bailey, London.

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