Richard Strachey

Born in 1950 on the Mendip hills, Somerset, Richard studied sculpture at Bath Academy of Arts. In the holidays he worked for a local stonemasonry business, who gave him a practical application to stonework.

He lives in North Devon with his bicycle and garden.

I try to have a stock of stone in the yard, some of which lies around for years. Hopefully one day you find a drawing which corresponds with the shape of the block you already have.

The geological history of the stone forms an intrinsic part of the carving.

The stones I mostly use at present are Portland Limestone, Portland Blue Limestone, Delabole Slate and Purbeck Marble.

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