2005 - B
Birmingham's iconic town hall was extensively restored. The architectural stone blocks were carved out of hard and brittle stone,
Anglesey (Abba) and Salterwath limestone. The main carving works was to the modillion stones under the main arch and the Corinthian capitals. Katherine carved and installed new modillion scroll sections, volutes and acanthus leaves to the main capitals. The interest in her work and the restoration project led her to be recorded on Birmingham's local radio.
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Volute installed - right of capital Modillions under arch Architectural volute - carved leaves Hard brittle stone Modillion scroll cut out New carved scroll installed
After achieving a distinction in architectural stone carving at Weymouth College Katherine further honed her skills on a two year carving apprenticeship at York Minster. She also studied stone masonry which is the foundation to architectural carving.
Since 1997 she has worked consistently in this field working on many major and minor restoration projects on grade 1 and 2 listed buildings in the UK and abroad.
See her architectural church furnishings and stone masonry for similar work. She also carves and repairs statues as well as heraldic statues. Prestigious commissions
St Paul's Cathedral, London, UK. Half a Corinthian capital on the south west bell tower, including carved leaves to the pilaster capitals and decorative relief panel carvings. 2000 -2001 Wellington Arch , Apsley Way, Hyde Park Corner, London, W1 Carved volutes and acanthus leaf tips to the ornate capitals. Architectural pineapple, lion's masks, modillions and egg and darts to the building's architectural cornice. 1997–1999 York Minster’s Cathedral, UK. Two year architectural stone carving apprenticeship. Carving decorative detail to the Great West Doorway, North West Door and Tower in Tadcaster and Whitby stone. She also carve a commemorative plaque doorway (unveiled by HRH Duke of York).
Katherine provides models, drawings, delivery, installation and stone advice. For commissions and sales Katherine quotes competitively. Contact Katherine to discuss an architectural commission or enquiry.