About Henry Gray

Henry Gray is a stone carver and artist with firm roots in traditional craft.


Henry has a creative and artistic family background and has been greatly influenced by his mother, illustrator Corinna Sargood and by his grandparents, the food writer Patience Gray and the Flemish Sculptor Norman Mommens.

He trained at Weymouth College where he studied masonry, architectural carving and letter cutting.  He has been carving for over 20 years and was part of the team working on restoring the West Front of Salisbury Cathedral.

For the last 10 years he has had his own studio, making individual commissions and passing his enthusiasm and skills on to others.

He likes to work closely with the client to make a unique piece of work and deems his interest and practice of meditation are reflected the quality of his work.

types of COMMISSIONS


Sculpture

Figurative sculpture

Relief carving

Coats of arms

Religious icons

Abstract art

Conceptual pieces

Portraiture in clay, bronze or stone

 

 

‘Angel & Wretch’. 2.4m tall, gilded Portland limestone - speculative sculpture depicting an ambiguous relationship between the profane and the divine.

Memorials & Inscriptions

Sculpture

Gravestones

Commemorative plaques

Ledgers

House signs and dates

Pet memorials

War Memorials

 

 

In 2011, Henry Gray designed and managed a project to create a large memorial for members of the UK’s Special Forces. In August that year the memorial was unveiled by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

 

Architectural Carving

Garden features:

Whispering seats

Fountains

Rills

 

Church commissions:

Grotesques

Gargoyles

Capitals

Early English stiff leaf decoration.

Architectural decorations

 

 

If you would like to commission a stone carving please contact us directly to discuss the project.

 

 

Our Recommendations


At Gray’s Stone Carving we work with a number of different people and businesses, whether that be in sourcing our materials and tools, or looking to other local artists and artisans for inspiration.

Our Recommendations

J P Masonry Supplies
www.jpmasonrysupplies.com
Stone carving tool supplier
Black Cat Bindery
www.blackcatbindery.com
Bookbinding


Stone Carving classes and tuition


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