Half Day Stone Letter Carving Course
Simon Burns-Cox
by Janet
2w ago
I have now introduced a Half Day Stone Letter Carving Course from 09.30 to 13.00 as a Taster Session to introduce people to this ancient skill. The course is open to all levels and tuition is outside but under cover. Breaks and Lunch are taken at the onsite cafe Milk. The course is open to individuals and groups of two people at flexible times throughout the year in agreement with the workshop. At the beginning of the session, there will be a discussion about the tools and how to use them correctly. The student will be introduced to the importance of the V cut and different ways to cut stone ..read more
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The Torrance Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh
Simon Burns-Cox
by Janet
3w ago
I have two marble sculptures on display at The Torrance Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh. Lord of The Isles by Simon Burns-Cox Medium: Scottish Marble from the Island of Skye and metal base. Dimensions: 44 x 12 x 76cm plus metal base of 40 x 36 x 1cm and weight of 45kg Date: 2023 Description: A contemporary modern sculpture made from Scottish marble from the island of Skye once known as The Lord of The Isles. The sculpture is made from green and white marble with fossils and a black metal base. On display at The Torrance Gallery, Dundas Street Edinburgh and For Sale A Modern History By Simon ..read more
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Advice for Headstone Inscriptions
Simon Burns-Cox
by Janet
1M ago
When you decide to commission a handcarved bespoke memorial or headstone, you will need to consider the following things: Headstone Regulations You need to understand the churchyard and cemetery regulations as they differ between regions. You will need to make an application for permission to erect a headstone or memorial. Take Time Take you time when deciding on the design, wording, and epitaph as this will dictate the size and type of stone to be used. Gravestone Location Look at the surrounding and location for the headstone. Do you want it to stand out or blend into the cemetery ? What si ..read more
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Stone Carving Courses for Valentines Day
Simon Burns-Cox
by Janet
1M ago
Why not give your loved one a Stone Carving Course for Valentines day which you can do together? I offer a range of stone carving courses which include letter carving, relief carving and sculpture. The courses are held at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop throughout the year at flexible times depending on availability at the workshop but not on Sunday or Monday. Gift vouchers are available and valid for 12 months. Courses are for individuals and groups of up to two people and are for all abilites. They run from 9.30am to 4.30pm and tuition is outside but under cover. Breaks and lunch are taken ..read more
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Lyon and Turnbull Contemporary Art Auction
Simon Burns-Cox
by Janet
1M ago
10 January 2024 at 10:00 GMT Contemporary Art // Prints & Multiples | 772 Live in Edinburgh & Online BROWSE LOTS AND BID We are delighted to kick off 2024 with our ever-popular Contemporary Art and Prints & Multiples sales – jam packed with artworks spanning the post-war to the present, the figurative to the abstract.  At the heart of the Contemporary Art sale is a considered collection amassed by Dr Tom Scott (Lots 40-54 in Contemporary Art & Lots 226-238 in Prints & Multiples), being sold posthumously to benefit the National Trust for Scotland featuring one of Paul ..read more
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Gift Vouchers for Stone Carving Courses and Tools
Simon Burns-Cox
by Janet
3M ago
Thinking of a gift for Christmas? Why not give a gift voucher for a stone carving course with Simon Burns-Cox ? He offers a variety of courses such as letter carving, relief carving or sculpture. These one or two day courses are designed for up to two people throughout the year at flexible times but agreed with the workshop depending on availability. Courses take place at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop outside but under cover. Breaks and lunch are taken at the onsite cafe Milk and there is an onsite car park. Course Prices and Gift Vouchers are valid for 12 months. Group Course (up to Two pe ..read more
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Memorials with Reliefs
Simon Burns-Cox
by Janet
4M ago
It is important to take your time when deciding on the design of a hand carved memorial headstone. You need to reflect on the life of the person and will need space and time to think and decide on what you would like. Nothing should be rushed. Hand carved headstones and memorials are unique and no two designs are the same. It is a slow and meticulous process which allows variation and choice compared to the mass market machined and templated headstones on offer. I will guide you slowly through the process of deciding what you would like such as looking at words and epitaphs, fonts, type of sto ..read more
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Lyon and Turnbull Edinburgh Auction Wednesday 9th August 2023
Simon Burns-Cox
by Janet
7M ago
CATALOGUE NOW ONLINECONTEMPORARY &POST-WAR ART // PRINTS & MULTIPLES 09 AUGUST 2023 LIVE IN EDINBURGH & ONLINE Head of Sale Carly Shearer is delighted to present our August 2023 edition of the Contemporary & Post-War Art // Prints & Multiples auction, taking place live in Edinburgh and online, as the city is taken over by the world’s largest arts festival. Contemporary & Post-War Art will begin at 10am on Wednesday 09 August, with Prints & Multiples starting at 3pm. Featuring both emerging and internationally regarded contempor ..read more
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Commissioning a Memorial with Simon Burns-Cox
Simon Burns-Cox
by Janet
9M ago
If you commission a memorial or headstone with me, there are various procedures that need to be done before work can begin. It is important to think about what you would like to create for the deceased so that it reflects their life in the way that you wish to remember them. Meeting and Discussion 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 make a memorial that will reflect and honour them. Design and Stone Selection There will be further disc ..read more
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Lyon and Turnbull Edinburgh Auction April 2023
Simon Burns-Cox
by Janet
1y ago
Simon Burns-Cox will be selling some of his work in the Lyon and Turnbull Edinburgh Auction on the 4th April 2023. Contemporary & Post-War Art // Prints & Multiples Contemporary & Post-War Art - Lot: 1 to 169 - 4th Apr, 2023 10:00 Prints & Multiples - Lot: 170 to 260 - 4th Apr, 2023 15:00 Location: Live in Edinburgh & Online Featuring both emerging and internationally regarded contemporary artists, sculptors and printmakers, our April auction of Contemporary & Post-War Art // Prints & Multiples takes place live in Edinburgh and online. The Spring auction i ..read more
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