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 based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland. Simon creates 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 during 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 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.
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 CARVING AND LETTER CARVING
Simon Burns-Cox offers Group Courses and Individual 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 Letter Carving. He works mainly in Stone and Marble but also in other media. Simon also offers all types of Stone Letter Carving.
COMMISSIONING A BESPOKE HAND CARVED 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.
Simon will discuss with the client the ideas for the design, the choice of materials to be used, the size of the work and its overall finish, the timescale and the costs involved including installation. The client will be kept fully informed throughout the whole process.
There are a wide range of Gravestone and Headstone designs and sizes and dimensions need to be taken into consideration as every churchyard and cemetery have their own requirements. You may need to consult your local Parish Council before the process begins.
Suitable inscriptions and different types of fonts for the design will also need to be discussed.
Costs vary according to the type of stone used, the number of letters carved, the overall design and installation 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 an initial deposit of 50% before the work commences with a written commission agreement and full and final payment is required before the day of installation. 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 recent work produced since he moved to Scotland.
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 primarily in Stone and Marble but also in other media and in all dimensions.
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.
The Sculpture FRANCE 1914 will be 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 will be exhibited at The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. See Exhibition & Galleries page for more information.....
From the Blog
A stunning and symbolic First World War sculpture has gone on display at the Riverside Museum, in Glasgow, as part of the poignant centenary year of the signing of the Armistice. The sculpture, entitled “FRANCE 1914”, was created by artist Simon Burns-Cox who has donated it to leading Armed Forces charity Poppyscotland.
Gravestones have been around for thousands of years, and began when the deceased was buried near the home. The grave was marked with a stele or marker made from stone or wood. This was usually placed over the grave as a mark of respect and to stop the deceased from rising.
Have a look at the latest press article in the March and April 2018 issues of the stylish magazine ‘ The World of Interiors ’ and ‘ The Great Outdoors’ featuring Simon Burns-Cox and the New Exterior Garden Sculpture Collection. The magazine caters for leading interior design companies, interior and garden designers and individuals.