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About

I am a stone mason, carver and sculptor currently based in London who has worked both around the UK and abroad.  I often work in restoration and conservation of historic buildings as well as creating original carving designs for private commissions and my own work. My work spans from architectural carvings, to lettering to sculptural pieces.

I have worked on many historic buildings including Elizabeth Tower and  Southwark Cathedral in London, Robert Adam's Botanic Cottage in Edinburgh and Nikortsminda Church in  Georgia. I also teach stone carving in classes often through the Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts, including teaching in one of their outreach schools in Al Ula, Saudi Arabia.

My training has included the Young Heritage Apprenticeship  program with the Prince's Foundation,

Stone masonry Diploma at Bath College and The Historic Carving course at the City and Guilds of London Art School.
I have been a Yeoman of The Worshipful Company of Mason since 2018.


 

Prizes and Awards

Prince's Foundation Award for Excellence 2014

First Prize, Public Prize and Peer Prize at the London Craft week CGLAS Carving Competition 2018

The Masons Company Prize for for Studentship and Commitment for a Continuing Student 2018

The Master Carvers Carving Prize for Final Year Student 2019

Clyde and Co 2019/2020 Art Awards



 

Exhibitions and Residencies

Worshipful Company of Masons Annual Exhibition of Stonemasonry and stone carving 2019 Gallery Different

 

'FOLDS' Group Exhibition at the Tristan Hoare Gallery curated with Omar Mazhar and Flora Hesketh 19th May - 2 July 2021

 



 

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Here's an interview I did in 2020 talking a bit about my work to the lovely hosts of the Cut the Craft Podcast:
 www.cutthecraftpodcast.com/episodes/miriamjohnson