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 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 Stone, Marble and 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 five participants and private 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, 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 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
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 in all types of Stone and Marble using both hand tools and modern machinery and technologies. 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 a 50% deposit 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
Simon Burns-Cox and Steven Murray who are based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop have recently completed a commission for Scottish Rugby. They were asked to make this year’s Hall of Fame Award 2020 for Mr Doddie Weir. The bronze sculpture of a rugby cap is replicated each year with the recipient’s name carved into the slate base. The award ceremony has not yet taken place. For further information, please visit Simon Burns-Cox’s website at http://simonburnscox.co.uk/
When people ask me to recommend what type of marble they should use for carving, I usually suggest using the ‘old’ type of Italian Carrara marble as its much easier to carve. This type of marble has been used for centuries by all the great sculptors of the world who often went to the mines in Carrara to select their stone and they still do today.
I have just finished a gravestone plaque in The Dean Cemetery in Edinburgh where I was required to use high raised stone letter carving. I was asked to add additional names and dates to an old limestone plaque dating from 1925 when this type of letter carving was more common.