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SIMON BURNS-COX ~ SCULPTOR AND LETTER CARVER

Simon Burns-Cox is a professional Sculptor and Letter Carver working mainly in Stone and Marble but also in other media. He is based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland. Simon creates contemporary Interior and Exterior Garden Sculptures, offers all types of Stone Letter Carving for Home and Business, Hand Carved Bespoke Gravestones, Memorials, and Headstones and runs Sculpture, Stone Carving and Letter Carving Courses throughout the year. Simon also supplies Stone, Marble and Italian Carving Tools. He works thoroughout the UK and overseas. Simon Burns-Cox is an Associate Member of The Letter Exchange and a Licentiate Member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen, London.

Current Available Courses

These courses are designed for those who would like to discover The Art of Stone Carving and Stone Letter Carving. 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, Stone Reliefs, and Stone Letter Carving to participants of all levels. The courses are suitable for ages 12+ under full supervision. The groups are small with a maximum of 3 to 5 participants and the classes are held in the modern purpose built Studios of The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop which is an International Centre for Sculptors. Please wear suitable clothing and safety glasses are provided. Gift vouchers are available and valid for 12 months.

Stone, Marble and Stone Carving Tools for Sale

Simon Burns-Cox offers a wide range of Stone, Marble and Italian Stone Carving Tools for sale. Designed for those who wish to undertake Stone Carving, Stone Relief Work, and Stone Letter Carving. Please let Simon know your requirements and he will do his best to advise you on what you should buy.

Simon Burns-Cox

BIOGRAPHY OF SIMON BURNS-COX

Simon Burns-Cox is based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS & GALLERIES

Simon Burns-Cox exhibits throughout the UK and overseas.

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Tuition and Courses

TUITION AND COURSES IN STONE CARVING AND LETTER CARVING

Simon Burns-Cox offers Group Courses and Individual and Small Group tuition.

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Public and Private Commissions

Contact Simon Burns-Cox for more information. Courses in Sculpture, Stone Carving, Stone Reliefs and Stone Letter Carving are available.

Hand Carved Bespoke Gravestones, Memorials and Headstones

Simon Burns-Cox creates beautiful Bespoke Hand Carved Gravestones, Memorials and Headstones and offers all types of Stone Letter Carving for Home and Business. Simon works mainly in Stone and Marble but also in other media. Both hand tools and modern machinery and technologies are used. Simon Burns-Cox is based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland.

COMMISSIONING A HAND CARVED BESPOKE GRAVESTONE, MEMORIAL OR HEADSTONE

Commissioning a Hand Carved Bespoke Gravestone, Memorial or Headstone is a collaborative process which starts with an initial consultation with the client. Often at the time of bereavement, the client does not know what they require. Simon will take time to talk with the client about the deceased and what would be a suitable memorial for them. This will include the following:

  • The ideas for the design
  • Suitable inscriptions and different types of fonts for the design
  • The choice of materials to be used, and the maintenance of the material chosen
  • The size of the work and its overall finish
  • Churchyard and Cemetery Regulations
  • Installation if required
  • The timescale and the costs involved including installation if required
  • Delivery costs

The client will be kept fully informed throughout the whole process.

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 £1250 upwards depending on the requirements.

There is a fixed cost with payment in advance before the work commences with a written commission agreement. If installation is required, this is an additional cost and may be done by a third party depending on location.

If you would like to discuss your requirements, please contact Simon Burns-Cox at info@simonburnscox.co.uk or visit his website at www.simonburnscox.co.uk.

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.

Marble Sculpture 'FRANCE 1914' by Simon Burns-Cox

Recent Work

This section shows some of Simon's recent work.

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Bath

Interior Sculpture

This section shows some of Simon's work he produced when he was based in Bath.

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Rhapsody by Simon Burns-Cox (1)

Exterior Garden Sculpture Collection

Simon makes Exterior Garden Sculpture mainly in Stone and Marble but also in other media and in all dimensions.

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Memorial by Simon Burns-Cox

Hand Carved Gravestones, Memorials and Headstones

Simon Burns-Cox makes beautiful bespoke Hand Carved Gravestones, Memorials and Headstones and offers all types of Stone Letter Carving including Signs for Home and Business and Restoration projects.

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France 1914

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.....

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France 1914 by Simon Burns-Cox

From the Blog

What is Relief Carving ?

What is Relief Carving ? Relief Carving is a particular sculptural technique where the elements of the material remain attached to the solid background of the same material. The term relief is from the Latin verb ‘relevo’ meaning to raise. In order to create a sculpture in relief, it has to give the impression that the sculpted material has been raised above the background.