August 31, 2017

Today we went to Skpton to get ready for a commission we've been asked to do for the Woodland Trust. We've been asked to carve a poem around this large seating area.

So seeming it was a nice day we took up some of our scaffold tower to the seating area just in case...

July 26, 2017

We were asked by our good friend Alan McEwen from Dandelion Stone Troughs if we could make a table top in the form of a millstone. This would be for a customer of theirs that was opening a micro pub called 'THE ALE STONE'! This was going to be a challenging one because...

January 16, 2017

As you may remember just before we broke up for Christmas a gentleman came to the workshop with a statue of a little girl that had been in a bit of an accident. At some point she had fallen forward and broken off her fingers.

Here she is after a good deep clean to get r...

December 29, 2016

Hope you're all enjoying the festive period, we definetly are. Just before we broke up for Christmas a gentleman came to our workshop with a lovely antique white marble statue of a little girl. I think she is Italian by looking at the clothes she wears. I'd love to fin...

November 8, 2016

“Swales in the Dales created a carved stone to be placed within the Mother Shipton’s Cave park in Knaresborough. This creates added interest for visitors and looks great! The service was professional and prompt and a continued business relationship has been establishe...

October 24, 2016

Today Sunday 23rd October 2016 me and my family went back to Mother Shiptons Cave to revisit the stone I carved back in July. It was a chilly and very autumnal day with all the leaves on the trees turning colours of red and gold. On arrival we went up to were the stone...

October 21, 2016

Today October 21st 2016 I finished the carving of a house name for my good friends Alan and Christine McEwen from Dandelion Stone Troughs.

Please visit their website its www.dandelionstonetroughs.co.uk  

One of their customers bought an old stone grindstone which wa...

October 19, 2016

Today Wednesday October 19th 2016 I completed the carving on the huge lump of Yorkshire stone up at Bracken Ghyll Golf Club, Addingham, West Yorkshire.

This Stone is around 4ft x 3ft in size and will be going on the footpath going up to the first hole on the golf c...

August 29, 2016

Quite often, people ask us about what we do and our trade, so here are some answers to those frequently asked questions…

What is stone masonry? In a nutshell, a stone mason is a person who takes lumps of rock and makes them into something useful or beautiful – or both!...

July 27, 2016

We've had the up most pleasure to be able to work with the owner of Mother Shipton's Cave at Knearsbough, North Yorkshire. They had a huge chunk of reclaimed sandstone that was rescued from the crusher on a demolition site.

They wanted to create something fun that every...

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