Your vision set in stone
The Dorset Stone Carver specialises in beautiful, hand crafted and bespoke stonework and sculpture. All pieces are hand carved in house by Ben Russell, a traditionally trained stone carver, letter carver and sculptor.
By using traditional tools and techniques alongside specialist equipment Ben is able to undertake all manner of projects whilst working closely with clients to ensure that they are happy with every last detail of his work.
All products are carved from natural stone and are completely unique.
Ben has worked extensively within the heritage industry and alongside artists, designers and architects to create stunning ornamental stonework, bespoke promotional items, eye catching signage, luxurious lifestyle objects and much more. A reproduction service can be offered for other sculptors where Ben is able to work from other artists designs or models. He also creates original memorials, headstones, house signs and one off pieces for individuals and private clients from his workshop near Bridport in West Dorset.
Ben's sculptural work is largely inspired by nature and organic form. To view some of his recent pieces please visit benrussell.co.uk
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Reproduction carving for individuals and artists
Stone carving courses for individuals or small groups
We often have off cuts of marble, limestone, alabaster and onyx from previous projects so can sometimes offer rough blocks and smaller sizes for purchase. It can sometimes be difficult to source smaller dimensions direct from quarries so please feel free to get in touch with your requirements and we will see what we have available
A new sign for MASTER hand engraved in Nero Marquina marble.
Two large reliefs were commissioned by County Hall, London, to replace the originals which were damaged beyond recognition.
Ben carving his chair sculpture entwined in roots
A gargoyle produced in Bath stone for a church in North London
On December 1st 2016 the Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque which we produced for Goodenough College.
Commissioned by an ex royal marine from marble he salvaged whilst on tour
A headstone carved in welsh slate using the trajan alphabet
Carved in Purbeck Thornback limestone for a memorial
Hand carved and gilded commission for St Josephs Almshouses, Chelsea.
The Dorset Stone Carver was founded by Ben Russell, an experienced stone carver, stone mason, conservator, letter carver and sculptor.
After taking an interest in sculpture as a young man Ben went to Weymouth College to learn all aspects of working with and caring for stone. Having learnt a wide range of skills he went on to specialise as a stone carver by training at the City and Guilds of London Art School. Here Ben gained the high level of skill required to help him find his way into the competitive world of stone carving and conservation in London.
After completing training Ben was lucky enough to be taken on by one of London's leading conservation firms and worked on a variety of prestigious projects throughout the capital. He then went on to work freelance for numerous carving, conservation and masonry firms whilst creating bespoke stonework to commission for private clients. His work can be found on such buildings as The Houses of Parliament, The Albert Memorial, St Georges chapel (Windsor Castle) and County Hall to name a few. Ben's attention to detail and commitment to his craft earned him a Duke of Gloucester award in 2012.
In 2016 Ben decided to use his hard earned skills, knowledge and experience to start The Dorset Stone Carver. He now uses much of his time to create beautiful stone sculptural pieces and working to commission for private clientele from his workshop in Dorset.
Visit benrussell.co.uk for Ben's sculptural work and info on upcoming exhibitions.
Contact us today to have your vision set in stone or for enquiries regarding any of our products.