Simon Keeley

My original training and experience in the world of stone, was training to become a ‘Stone Mason’ at York College in the mid 90’s, then working as a ‘Stone Mason’ for Bowmans in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Then later training as a ‘Stone Carver’ at the London City and Guilds Art School, dealing predominantly with historical ornament/ carving. Over the years, I have addressed contemporary forms and issues with particular reference to ‘Art in Architecture’ which I studied at MA level, at the University of East London.

My range of skills as a stone carver involves an extensive knowledge of stone, drawing nature, ornament and the human figure. Creating scale models of any of the afore-mentioned in clay or wax, making moulds, then casting in plaster or bronze. Photography is essential, archive and history of art is frequently researched for each project.