Newsletter – Architectural Stonemason

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At Stone Art we specialise in bespoke, luxury stone fireplaces. The fireplaces that we produce at our Cotswolds workshop are hand carved with chisel and mallet by a master craftsman with a decade long traditional training in stonemasonry.

We receive commissions from all over the UK and have worked on projects around Europe too. Our bespoke stone fireplaces have proven popular with high-end interior designers, property developers and architects, seeking to deliver one of a kind luxury pieces for discerning clients.

We are proud to share with you a few of our favourite projects from 2017 and hope they provide a source of inspiration for your own designs!

Twin Louis XV French Limestone Fireplaces

A private customer commissioned us to design, carve and install these stunning stone fireplaces, which were to be fitted in the original home of Lewis Carrol’s “Alice in Wonderland”.

The fireplaces were carved by hand with mallet and chisel from an exceptionally fine-grained French limestone called Lépine, which allows for much more intricate detail to be carved than the local limestone due to its fine, soft and compact structure. Each fireplace took 10 weeks to be hand carved and fitted in person.

We designed these unique fireplaces for the customer based on the 18th Century french style – but with a twist! The customer gave us total free rein to carve something into the fireplaces to connect them with Alice in Wonderland, so we carved a Cheshire Cat and a hand of cards on either side of the lintel.

Elegant Bolection Style Flat Arch Fireplace

This striking stone fireplace was a bespoke Bolection inspired design created, carved and fitted by us for a private customer.

The entire piece was carved by hand with mallet and chisel in our Cotswolds workshop and was fitted by us on site at the customers home.

The lintel is carved from three stones wedged together to form what is called a flat arch, which gives strength.

The rest of the fireplace was designed with typical Bolection style features such as the proportions and the types of moulding used.

At Stone Art we specialise in bespoke, luxury stone fireplaces. The fireplaces that we produce at our Cotswolds workshop are hand carved with chisel and mallet by a master craftsman with a decade long traditional training in stonemasonry.

We receive commissions from all over the UK and have worked on projects around Europe too. Our bespoke stone fireplaces have proven popular with high-end interior designers, property developers and architects, seeking to deliver one of a kind luxury pieces for discerning clients.

Each stone fireplace carved by us is a one of a kind piece and totally unique in the world – tailored to your taste and the dimensions and style of your room. Unlike mass-produced factory fireplaces, we are proud that our work has soul and a story all of its own

If you are seeking a master craftsman to produce a high-spec bespoke design for your project, contact us today to discuss the details and for a no-obligation quote.

“I seek the material I work with directly from natural sites because I love sourcing stones directly from the Earth. It is for me an essential contact with the forces of nature …mountains, old quarries, beaches. I have the feeling I am completely involved the birth of my work – from taking it from its natural place until the finished piece of work with material hundreds of millions years old. I have great respect for them. In a way I free the beauty and energy which where trapped in the bosom of the Earth. For me my works are a piece of the mountain or a valley.” ~ Sebastien David

Although we are based in the Cotswolds, and our luxury stone fireplaces are designed and produced on site from start to finish, we can ship your fireplace to be fitted by your builders anywhere in the UK, or of course come to fit the fireplace ourselves in person. Each hand carved stone fireplace is dry fitted in the workshop before shipping to ensure an absolutely perfect fit.

Please contact Sebastien today to discuss your stone project and for a no-obligation quote

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