Stonemasons of Barrington
A commission from the National Trust, Somerset Art Works, and Craftspace to create a site-specific instillation for the National Trust's Barrington Court. This was flagship exhibition for Somerset Art Weeks.
I worked in partnership with Saul Harvey and his team at Harvey stone, who I would work with again a few years later on the Stonecarved project. Harvey stone is still quarry the Ham Stone that was used for the construction of this great Tudor Mansion.
One of the things that makes Barrington special is the number of original masons' marks visible in the stonework - the marks chopped in by banker masons to show their output and claim their wage. The National Trust let me dive into their stone stores to re-claim and re-carve original tudor masonry. The final work presents three masons marks carved in the re-claimed Somerset Ham stone.