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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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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.

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exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS & GALLERIES

Simon Burns-Cox exhibits throughout the UK and overseas.

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TUITION AND COURSES IN STONE AND LETTER CARVING

Simon Burns-Cox offers Group Courses and Individual tuition.

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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.

Marble Sculpture 'FRANCE 1914' by Simon Burns-Cox

Recent Work

This section shows some of Simon's more 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 in Stone and Marble 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 for Home and Business plus 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

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Private Tuition in Stone Letter Carving and Relief

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.