Meet the Artist
“Following my degree in fine art, I stumbled across an opportunity working with stone. I didn’t realise at the time but it was the beginning of my new career.
For over 10 years I grounded myself in mastering the basics of stone masonry and utilising my artistry to become an expert in lettering and precision carving. As well as two apprenticeships, I completed a three-year diploma in Historic Stone Carving at the City and Guilds of London Art School.
During my carving diploma I was fortunate enough to receive a scholarship from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) a charity that supports the continuation of traditional British crafts. QEST’s interest in my work and support of my studies helped me gain confidence to develop my skills further. To be selected into their family of British craftsmen was a huge honour.
Now settled back in the UK, my creative passion still lies in working with natural stone. I want to share my fascination for carving complex geometric patterns and show how the age-old craft of stone carving can bridge the gap into art. Where possible I choose British stones, with Welsh slate being one of my favourites.”
Zoe’s work is featured in Impressions In Stone in February 2022.