Gillian Forbes is a stonemason, specialised in bespoke stone carving and hand carved letter cutting.
Verified by Make Works Scotland October 2015
|Location||Forgandenny, Perth and Kinross|
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 Time||6-8 Weeks|
|Starting Cost||£500 - £3000|
|Production Access||By appointment|
|File Types||jpeg, pdf, sketches|
MaterialsSlate Scottish & British Sandstones Granite Green Slate Black Slate
ProcessesCarving Stone Cutting Stone Masonry Letter Cutting
MachinesAngle Grinder Pneumatic Tools
Video: Make Works visit Gillian Forbes in Forgandenny
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
|Map||View on Google Maps|
|Address||Pathgreen Cottage, Path of Condie, Forgandenny, Perth and Kinross, PH2 9DW|