Students produced some impressive carvings for a college competition sponsored by Lovell Stone Group.
Full-time and love2learn stonemasonry students spent a week creating carvings to be judged by company directors, who chose four designs to put on display at the Lovell Stone Group stand at the Natural Stone Show.
Taking place from April 25th to April 27th, the Natural Stone Show at the ExCeL arena in London is the only UK exhibition and conference dedicated to the natural stone industry.
Students Sam Bradley, Jeni Wood, David Lambard and Josie Baher will have their work displayed .
For the competition, students were given a piece of Hartham Park Bath stone and asked to create a carving representing the city of Bath. Entries were inspired by the topography, architecture and history of Bath. Some students chose to focus on iconic scenes such as the Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge.
James Hart, Sales Director at Lovell Stone Group, said: “The carvings were fantastic, we were really blown away by the quality of the pieces and also the interpretation of the brief.
“We were really impressed by how the students had run with the theme. I know they were coming in outside their normal hours of study, which shows a lot of commitment.
“What we’re really looking forward to is getting people from the industry to come along and vote on them. We’ll have a token voting system on the stand, and in May we’ll visit Bath College to present a cash prize to the winner.”
Stonemasonry lecturer Paul Maggs said: “The stonemasonry department at Bath College were delighted to be offered the opportunity for students to participate in the stone carving competition sponsored by the Lovell Stone Group.
“The students have worked enthusiastically to showcase their skills with outstanding results. We look forward to the next stage where the work of the four finalists will be displayed at the Natural Stone Show in London.”