Stone Carver Simon Keeley - What people say about my work

Simon is delighted to win this years 2014 Craft & Design Silver award in Specialist Media to add to his previous accolade if The Gold award in 2011, his Silver award in 2012.

Simon Keeley Gold Award Winner - Craft & Design Magazine Awards logoCraft & Design Silver Award 2012Simon wins the Silver Award Craft & Design 2014

Craft & Design Selected Award 2011 – Specialist Media

(Specialist Judge Miriam Rose)
Simon was invited to Hatfield House Art & Design Event from 5th-8th May this year where he exhibited the best of his commissioned work and ran short workshops for the public. He will be repeating this at the Blenheim Palace 'Taste of Summer' event from 28th - 30th May 2011.


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Prestigious Commissions'Westminster Abbey Corbel Angel' 'St. Peter Statue' (half life size) 'Missing head of the 3 Graces'Harley Street 'Healing Plants' Little Girl Statue Lewis Knight

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Specialist Judge Miriam Rose awarded Simon a GOLD AWARD on behalf of Craft & Design Magazine.

Judge’s Statement:

All the finalists show exceptional skill and creativity but for me the work of Simon Keeley takes my breath away. He is not just an immensely skilled stone carver, he has exceptional draftsmanship and the ability to adapt his skills to traditional and contemporary styles of work. Perhaps for me though, it is his desire to not just demonstrate his skills and have his work on view for all to see, but to pass on his skills through teaching at workshops and on courses that stands him out above the other finalists. All craft skills used today are based on those used for centuries by generations of master craftsmen and the passing on of these skills to future generations is vital to the survival of the skills and to enable our children and grandchildren to experience the joy that owning – and maybe creating - a skilfully made, beautiful piece of handcrafted work brings to our everyday lives.

Craft & Design Selected Gold Award 2011 – Specialist Media

Simon Keeley, Stone Carver & Sculptor

Stone Carver Simon Keeley - Public taster classes at Blenheim Palace 'Taste of Summer'

Stone Carver Simon Keeley - public taster day


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