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Stonecarved at Aspex

Stonecarved 1.8.2015 – 27.09.2015 It’s taken 18 months to put this show together. Three new works comprising of 13 carved pieces, film, digital, and printed work. You can see a […]

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Exploring Urban Geology with Dr Ruth Siddall

Dr Ruth Siddall is a Geoarchaeologist with an incredible skill for ancient bringing stone to life. Throughout the year, Ruth runs guided Urban Geology walks. As she explains on her website: The urban landscape is […]

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University of Portsmouth Geology visit

The Aspex team kindly introduced me to Nick Koor, Principal Lecturer in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Portsmouth. Nick took time out of his day to give […]

Clipsham Quarry, Rutland

Quarry visit: Clipsham, Rutland.

What struck me most about Clipsham wasn’t the incredible landscape of their operation; 90 acres currently being worked – that is once you get into the main quarry past the sections worked […]

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The ‘Once-a-Week’ quarry, Peak District

The Once-a-Week quarry, is the only source of the highly-valued Mandale limestone. The quarry has been closed for a while. The owners, Natual Stone Sales are working with their reserves […]

Berwyn Slate, Wales

Quarry visit: Berwyn Slate, Wales.

Come through Froncysyllte passing the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct World Heritage Site. Keep the river Dee to your right till you get to Llangollen on the edge of the Berwyn mountains. Perched on the hills […]

The quarry at Ham Hill

Quarry visit: Harvey Stone, Ham Hill, Somerset

Harvey Stone is the second quarry visited for the Stonecarved project. Stone has been quarried at Ham Hill in Somerset since Roman times. Ham stone is a Jurassic limestone. Medium […]

Stone Firms saw shop

Quarry Visit: Stonefirms, Portland

Stone Firms is the largest supplier of the world-renowned Portland limestone. Distinguished by its creamy colour and the fossilized shells, Portland was famously used by Wren for rebuilding St Paul’s […]