Production Specifics

Working on a commission starts with a studio visit by appointment, to understand ideas and the technical aspects of carving stone by hand. Samples materials, portfolio pieces and work in process are also on show. The workshop has specific equipment such as a lifting gantry to make my stones, and an outside area to make dust - i.e. angle-grinding. Clients should come with an idea, ready-to-go drawings, files or sketches. We can discuss the suitability of specific stone type, location, scale, letterforms, carving style, timetables and cost. Typical clients are individuals, councils & architects and no previous knowledge is required.

Turnaround Time6-8 Weeks
Starting Cost£500 - £3000
Production Access By appointment
File Typesjpeg, pdf, sketches


Slate Scottish & British Sandstones Granite Green Slate Black Slate


Carving Stone Cutting Stone Masonry Letter Cutting


Angle Grinder Pneumatic Tools

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Large Businesses
Small Companies
General Public


Bespoke 1-offs
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Company History

I have been self-employed as a stone carver ever since 1995. I started my business after completing my degree at GSA in Ceramics & then a 2 year course in stonemasonry & carving in Weymouth, Dorset. I really wanted to immerse myself in the world of stone & have been working with mainly British stones ever since.

Contact Gillian Forbes

ContactGillian Forbes
Stone Carver
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AddressTreetops, 5 Melville Terrace, Glenfarg, Perthshire, PH2 9NN
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