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Gray's
Stone Carving Studio

Designing and providing quality stone work and tuition. 

Stone carving courses, bespoke memorials & inscriptions

We provide excellent stone work of all kinds, specialising in the design and production of memorials, inscriptions and the teaching of stone carving.


We have the skills to create and install distinctive stonework suitable for both internal and external spaces. All commissions are hand carved, the only restriction on what can be made is dictated by the material and the imagination.

Bespoke memorials and inscriptions in stone


We work with bereaved families and institutions  to make a fitting memorial for their loved ones, creating a design representing and celebrating their life. Uniquely people can be involved in both the design work and the carving of the memorial itself.  

Stone Carving courses and tuition


We offer term time and weekend classes for all abilities. Complete beginners will be guided through the whole process. For those with some experience, the emphasis will be on improving technique.

Stone Carving classes and tuition


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What people Think


We asked Henry to make a headstone for my father who died in 2012. We had some fairly strong opinions of what we wanted but we didn't have the knowledge to translate this into an exact design that could be followed. Henry came out to the churchyard to discuss it with us, and seemed to comprehend exactly what we were aiming for. He was extremely understanding and sensitive to everyone's slightly raw emotional state, and full of good ideas and suggestions. "We quickly approved his quote and ...

John Carlyle-Clark
Memorial Testimonial

We asked Henry to make a headstone for my father who died in 2012. We had some fairly strong opinions of what we wanted but we didn’t have the knowledge to translate this into an exact design that could be followed. Henry came out to the churchyard to discuss it with us, and seemed to comprehend exactly what we were aiming for. He was extremely understanding and sensitive to everyone’s slightly raw emotional state, and full of good ideas and suggestions.

“We quickly approved his quote and final design which came through very promptly. Soon after, we visited the workshop to look at the stone and see some examples of lettering – what a lovely atmosphere in that place! Henry and Tamsin came and installed the stone themselves when it was done, and it was every bit as good as we’d hoped, if not better. The whole family were really pleased with it. Without Henry’s knack for understanding our rather muddled ideas and helping to draw them out and clarify them, I don’t think we’d have ended up with such a good result.


John Carlyle-Clark
Memorial Testimonial

Expect a warm welcome from Henry, other students, a wood-burning stove and a kettle on. I’ve ...

Expect a warm welcome from Henry, other students, a wood-burning stove and a kettle on.

I’ve been attending courses with Henry for 3  years and am still happily learning under his skilful guidance.

He aims to create an atmosphere in which we can make what we want to – and that is exactly what he does.

The combination of the deep pleasure and satisfaction Henry derives from working with stone and with people make him an ideal teacher.

The groups are always welcoming and a delight to join and the outcome wonderfully tangible.


Frances Maynard
Student Testimonial

I haven’t looked back since and so enjoy the total absorption that 2½ hours on a Monday evening ...

I haven’t looked back since and so enjoy the total absorption that 2½ hours on a Monday evening brings.

I did my first course with Henry in April 2015 a friend asked me to join her as she wanted to carve a head stone for her mother’s grave. Henry is a very kind and generous teacher, he encourages your own ideas and supports you along the way with the right techniques and correct use of the tools. The workshop is in a beautiful location and even the drive there is relaxing. Anyone can do this it is fun, rewarding and of course at times frustrating but magical when your piece emerges from a piece of stone that is millions of years old.


Jo Rodwell
Student Testimonial

I attended an introductory weekend carving course and was instantly hooked so have now started ...

I attended an introductory weekend carving course and was instantly hooked so have now started weekly sessions – wonderful! The venue, facilities, instruction and company are all great.

Henry – thank you for the classes – the highlight of my week!


Chris Baughan
Student

I have really benefited from learning stone carving with someone who is very skillful with an ...

I have really benefited from learning stone carving with someone who is very skillful with an artist’s eye and a wonderful teaching manner.

I have learned to appreciate skills, stone, form and beauty and I suppose that all adds up to learning to appreciate life! I really have enjoyed the classes.


Eddy Street
Student