Henry Gray trained as a stonemason, he is an artist stone carver whose skills are rooted in the craft and professional experience. He was part of the team that worked on the restoration of the west front of Salisbury Cathedral and has worked for masonry and conservation companies.
In recent years he has been concentrating on making individual, bespoke memorials and inscriptions, sculpture which explores mindfulness and presence. He has also been teaching stone carving in the studio creating a supportive environment in which students can explore their creativity from the firm bedrock of practical tool skills.
Coming from a creative and artistic family background, Henry Gray has been enormously influenced by his mother, illustrator Corinna Sargood, and by his grandparents, celebrated food writer Patience Gray and her husband, Flemish sculptor Norman Mommens. He also has a passion for Medieval Figurative Sculpture.
Gray's Stone Carving Studio is 12 miles south west of Salisbury in the beautiful countryside of the Chalke Valley. The spacious studio is a light and airy place in which to work and explore stone carving.