Simon Burns-Cox works primarily in Stone and Marble but also other media such as Slate, Granite, Alabaster, Wood and Metal. He particularly enjoys the discipline of Lettering and has an admiration for Eric Gill's Stone Lettering Work, the acknowledged Master of that craft.

Current Available Courses

These courses are designed for those who would like to discover the Art of 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 working at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. He offers courses in Stone Letter Carving to participants of all levels. The groups are small with a maximum of 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.

Simon Burns-Cox


Simon Burns-Cox is based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop



Simon Burns-Cox has exhibited far and wide.

Tuition and Courses


Simon Burns-Cox offers Group and Individual tuition.


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Public and Private Commissions

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

The Love of Marble

Simon loves working with Marble because of its texture and the potential of its many veins and colours. Although many of his pieces are abstractions, they have their origins in natural forms. They are domestic in scale and personality, designed not to shock but to please. Simon wants people to handle them, to look closely, and to be reminded of hidden things in the world around them.

Over the years, Simon has donated some of his work to the charity, Combat Stress, which supports the mental health of war veterans. He has also worked with Poppy Scotland and designed the Sculpture ‘FRANCE 1914’ for the commemoration of the end of the First World War in aid of the charity. The Sculpture represents the last remaining tree on the battlefront standing in a desolate landscape but a symbol of hope. It is made from Black and Gold Portoro Marble.

It can be seen at the following venues from March 2016 to 2019.

  • The Peoples Palace Glasgow
  • The Kelvingrove Art Gallery Glasgow
  • The Riverside Museum Glasgow

Simon hopes that people who see this piece will remember those who have given their lives for this country and that they will leave a donation to Poppy Scotland. The Sculpture is for sale and will go to auction at the end of the exhibition to help the Charity.

Marble Sculpture 'FRANCE 1914' by Simon Burns-Cox

Recent Sculptures

This section shows some of Simon's recent work produced since he moved to Scotland.



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

Garden Sculpture by Simon Burns-Cox

Garden Sculptures

Simon makes Garden Sculptures primarily in Stone and Marble but also other media and in all dimensions.

Esme Cleverly Memorial by Simon Burns-Cox

Headstones and Lettering

Simon undertakes all types of Lettering work which includes Headstones, Memorials, Signs for Home and Business and Restoration projects.


France 1914

The Sculpture FRANCE 1914 will be exhibited in Glasgow in aid of Poppy Scotland for 3 years. The sculpture was made to commemorate the ending of the First World War. See Exhibition & Galleries page for more information.....

France 1914 - Black Marble

From the Blog

Society of Designer Craftsmen London

Simon Burns-Cox is pleased to announce that he is now an a Licentiate Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, London. Simon is a professional Sculptor and Letter Carver based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. His work can be viewed at his website at www.simonburnscox.co.uk and you can contact him at info@simonburnscox.co.uk where he will be happy to discuss your requirements.

The Green Man

Have you ever thought about putting a Green Man into your garden or onto your garden wall?

The Green man is a sculpture or a representation of a face which is surrounded by leaves, foliage and vines which sprout from the mouth, nostrils or eyes. Used as a decorative architectural ornament, The Green Man is found in carvings in both secular and ecclesiastical buildings. It is often referred to as a foliage head or mask.