SIMON BURNS-COX ~ SCULPTOR AND LETTER CARVER
Simon Burns-Cox is a professional Sculptor and Letter Carver working in Stone and Marble based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland. Simon creates contemporary Interior and Exterior Garden Sculptures, and offers all types of Stone and Letter Carving for home and business. He also makes hand carved bespoke Gravestones, Memorials, and Headstones. Simon teaches Sculpture, Stone Carving, Stone Letter Carving, and Relief Carving to groups and individuals throughout the year. He also supplies Italian Carving Tools at competitive prices. Simon Burns-Cox works thoroughout the UK and overseas and he is an Associate Member of The Letter Exchange and a Licentiate Member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen, London.
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Current Available Courses
These courses are designed for those who would like to discover The Art of Stone Carving, Letter Carving and Relief. This is an ancient form of Art which is still popular today. Simon Burns-Cox is a professional Sculptor and Letter Carver based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. He offers courses in Sculpture, Stone Carving, Letter Carving, and Relief Carving to participants of all levels. The courses are suitable for ages 12+ under full supervision. The groups are small with a maximum of two participants or individual tuition is available throughout the year. The classes are held in the modern purpose built studios of The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop which is an International Centre for Sculptors. Gift vouchers are available and valid for 12 months.
Stone Carving Tools for Sale
Simon Burns-Cox offers Italian Stone Carving Tools for sale. Designed for those who wish to undertake Sculpture, Stone Carving, Stone Letter Carving and Relief. Please let Simon know your requirements and he will do his best to advise you on what you should buy.
BIOGRAPHY OF SIMON BURNS-COX
Simon Burns-Cox is based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh, Scotland.
EXHIBITIONS & GALLERIES
Simon Burns-Cox exhibits throughout the UK and overseas.
TUITION AND COURSES IN STONE AND LETTER CARVING
Simon Burns-Cox offers Group Courses and Individual tuition.
Public and Private Commissions undertaken by Simon Burns-Cox
Contact Simon Burns-Cox for more information. Courses in Sculpture, Stone Carving, Letter Carving, and Relief Carving are available.
Hand Carved Bespoke Gravestones, Memorials and Headstones
Choosing a memorial is a difficult task especially at the time of grief. I recommend to all my clients that they should wait for at least six months to a year after the death so that they can reflect on the person they have lost and decide how they would like to commerate them.
A headstone is a symbolic way to celebrate a life using words, reliefs, and imagery. I will guide you gently through the whole process taking time to discuss your requirements at every stage.
I make bespoke hand carved traditional and contemporary memorial headstones in stone and marble. I do not work with granite as all my work is hand carved. My work as a sculptor and letter carver is bespoke and the headstones are unique artistic individual pieces of work.
How to commission a Memorial Headstone?
We will first have an initial meeting either face to face or by telephone and email to discuss your requirements. I try to work closely with the client to understand the life of the individual and to make a memorial that will reflect and honour them.
There will be further discussions looking at types of design, letter fonts, the size of the memorial, the type of stone to be used and carving and relief ideas. I will also help you with the cemetery and churchyard regulations and paperwork and the installation arrangements.
If you decide to proceed, I will then send you a copy of the design that we have discussed in the initial meeting and an estimate with the costs involved. A 50% deposit is required in advance before work commences.
Costs vary according to the type of stone used, the number of letters carved, the overall design and installation and delivery requirements. For a simple headstone with a brief description, the cost will start from about £2000 upwards depending on the requirements.
Simon Burns-Cox is based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland but works throughout the UK and overseas. All work can be delivered by courier at additional cost.
Simon Burns-Cox is an Associate Member of The Letter Exchange and a Licentiate Member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen, London.
This section shows some of Simon's more recent work.
This section shows some of Simon's work he produced when he was based in Bath.
Exterior Garden Sculpture Collection
Simon makes Exterior Garden Sculpture in Stone and Marble and in all dimensions.
Simon Burns-Cox makes beautiful bespoke hand carved Gravestones, Memorials and Headstones and offers all types of Stone Letter Carving for Home and Business plus Restoration projects.
The Sculpture FRANCE 1914 is being exhibited in Glasgow in aid of Poppy Scotland for three years. The marble sculpture was made to commemorate the ending of the First World War and has been exhibited at The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Glasgow. See Exhibition & Galleries page for more information.....
From the Blog
I was recently asked to make a trophy for the Marie Curie Brain Game Dinner in Edinburgh on Thursday 9th June 2022. It is made from black slate with a white marble base measuring 30 x 21 x 12cm.
I offer Private Tuition in Stone Letter Carving and Relief to individuals or small private groups of up to three people at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Tuition is arranged on mutually convenient dates throughout the year. Tuition takes place outside but under cover and there is a cafe on site for breaks and lunch.
I have recently made this memorial plaque which will be fixed onto the wall of the cemetery to commemorate the deceased. A plaque is usually made when the person has been cremated and not buried. This plaque is made from green slate from The Lake District in the UK measuring 50 x 50 x 3cm with a handcarved relief.