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.
Tamsin studied at Bournemouth School of Art before completing her degree in Three Dimensional Design at Middlesex University.
She makes costumes and props for the opera and dance performances. As well as having the imagination to design these pieces, Tamsin also has the practical and problem-solving skills needed to actually create them. Tamsin’s background enables her to make an invaluable contribution to the creative process of the design work at Gray’s Stone Carving Studio.
In addition Tamsin works part-time as an office manager for an architects’ practice in Salisbury. She brings these organisational skills and experience to assist Henry with the administrative side of his practice.
Coats of arms
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.
House signs and dates
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.
Early English stiff leaf decoration.
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