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S. A. Warren & Daughters
Leslie Turner Fireplace is carved from Texas Limestone and was created from an amalgam of re-carved former projects by students at ACBA/SOBA.
Peter and Sandy Earl Fireplace
Design and Carved by Daniella Helline and Jackie Urgo this fireplace was nurtured by Peter and Sandy Earl whose passion to elevate young peoples goals was inspirational. Cheers.
Jamison & Carrie Cox Fireplace
Designed and Carved by S.A.Warren from an image presented from a magazine by the Client. Thanks to Jamison and Carrie for the work to bring warmth to your home. Cheers
Jamison & Carrie Cox Fireplace
Custom Built Fireplace based on a found image with a french style.
Designed and Carved by Cody James for George Mosby and Renew Urban. Thanks for Allowing taking a big leap George and Mark. Cheers.
Hand worked and Tooled
Wet and Polish
Rough Carved and Dry Polish
Hobbs/Cumulus Architecture + Design
Custom Mantel for Robert Denton Lesslie, Jr.| RA of Cumulus Architecture + Design and Hobbs Construction.
The Preserve in Fennwick Hall Plantation, John Island, SC
The Tudor style fireplace was designed carved in class by Margaret “Mimi” Moore under the direction ACBA Faculty
Thanks to Mimi for Letting me use these photo's she can be found @ http://www.moorecarver.com/#!about/c1enr
Tai Ventures, Lolly Tai, 13 1ST ST, TROY, NY.
Brown Stone Restoration
8 South Battery
It was a pleasure to work for Mr. and Mrs Albert Simons replacing Marble Steps with Alabama Marble on the oldest house on the Battery, Charleston, SC.
Washington Park, Charleston City.
Marble Cap Iron Railing Restoration at Washington Park
Manigault House Window Sills
Working for the Museum of Charleston we restored the Window sills of one of the finest buildings in Charleston.
People Building Leopards
This job was to create a marble base for the Peoples Building Leopard.
Many years ago I had cleaned the Leopards and installed them outside. When people tried to steal them the last remaining statue was brought in and, now, finally has a home inside the building.
John Ruskin famously said, ‘I have always held and proposed against all comers to maintain that the Cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles’
These Images show work that I did at Lincoln many years ago. Lincoln is the only Cathedral with its own quarry and workshop left and is a valuable resource for any young person to learn every aspect of working stone. The main job is to get it right.
To this day, as evidenced in my commitment to the long term Stone People Project, I fully support Lincoln Cathedrals efforts to maintain this great stone monument and am proud to in some way call this cathedral my foundation my home and my anchor for everything I have done since.
"Once you have learned a trade it can never be taken away. So learn a trade well and don't learn the short cuts until you have finished learning the base of the craft you wish to study." Simeon A. Warren.
Adopt a stone on Lincoln Cathedral
If you wish to Support Lincoln Cathedral works departments great work visit the link below and adopt a stone. To date the "Adopt a Stone" project has raised more than £250,000 towards essential restoration work and the increasing repairs needed to sustain the Cathedral's beautiful stonework.
The light section on Lincoln Cathedral West Front was my first job as a Stone Carver.
This image was taken as the scaffold descended.
Column Shafts and Dog Teeth
The light section of the Cathedrals West Front in the main image shows a large expanse of ashler divided by column shafts and dog teeth.
Dog teeth before installation.
A decorative detail just below the ashlar expanse.
Installed Decorative detail
This image shows the decorative detail fully installed.
Lincoln Cathedrals Angel Choir
Here you can see the my second job as a stone carver. This photo was taken just after the scaffold came down. This work had to be done as water had sealed through gutter section and in the freeze thaw cycle had blown this whole section of Angel Choir.
Decorative Carved Foliage
These images show the first free form carving I did. One of the ones I carved was rejected because it did not look like an original carved detail from the Cathedral.
Decorative carved foliage
This was a carved decorative piece I did in the Cathedrals workshop and installed.
Corner Decorative Foliage and Architectural Arch
The corner carved piece was carved by me in the cathedral workshop.
An Installed arch above decorative caps and carved shafts. Note the capital was done by John Roberts and was a private commission external to the cathedral. Now the carved work is again done in the cathedral shop by Paul Ellis.
This image shows the carved arch stones sat atop the carved shafts ready to be installed on the Angel Choir in the cathedrals yard.
Carved Column Shafts
Carved Column Shafts ready for install on the Angel Choir. To my suprise and delight I found many years later that these stones where featured in a book on stone carving which I now use as a reference book at ACBA.
South Side Buttress
As I neared the ned of my time at Lincoln . The final job I did was to carve and install the top of these buttresses. The scaffold went up in this area as a detail of string course was failing and letting water in. As we removed these stones it became apparent that the stones in question where done only a decade earlier as we found banker marks of a mason still working on the cathedral. The design of the lead had gone over the top of the string course not allowing water to be released from the cathedral. These stones had to all be removed and lead placed under the new section of string course.
New Buttress Cap
This image was taken as the scaffold came down and shows how new stone work stands out against the stones of it new home. "One day my friend you too will look as old and wonderful as us" said the stones of old to the new upstart.
The one that got away
This was my first carving of foliage for Lincoln Cathedral and it never made it onto the building. Just was not the right fit compared to the originals. Not that anyone would notice 50 ft up. Its now sat in my mums garden.
The work here shows what I produced in the employ of Wells Cathedral Stonemasons. This Cathedral was set up as a private Business and alongside work for the cathedral also did many private commissions. Much of the work you see here was for the Central Tower of the Cathedral.
I learn many of my more commercial stone carving techniques in this employ and was specifically a banker mason. As my time progressed I worked many hours on cutting block on the Primary saws and became Deputy Yard Forman in charge of the upkeep of the yard and cutting on the primary saw.
Somewhere in the wilds of somerset I produced a brand new stone spire and still aspire to find the church it was placed upon. We also spent many months working on interiors for two bars in Hong Kong which I would love to visit one day. If anyone in the USA wants a new facade or building produced by Wells Cathedral Stonemasons just let me know and I will introduce you to them.
Wells Cathedral Central Tower
A pinnacle produced for Wells Cathedral Central Tower.
String Course and Decorative foliage
This image shows the intersection of a shaft and a string course on the Central Tower at Wells Cathedral.
This image shows a ball final on the Wells Cathedral Central Tower at an spring line of an Arch
This work was produced for a sandstone Church in Ireland. I spent six months punching stone for the facade of this church fro Red St. Bees in Cumbria.
Detail of Brown Stone Pinnacle
This Decorative Capital was produced for a building in London.
Possibly one of the most challenging projects to work. This piece took two weeks to work for Cranberry Park and was one of the final pieces I created for Wells Cathedral Stonemasons.
A client who owned a house in Ledsham, Yorkshire, England was investigating the structures cellar and found that it was original the site of a medieval monastery linked to the church next door. To celebrate this he commissioned Simeon A. Warren to carve a monks head from stone found on the site.
Monk in the Warren
This was my first workshop. My workshop continues to be called The Warren.
Hand Carved Stone Lettering
Hand Carved Lettering is such a superior product to commercial sand blasted lettering it is a surprise anyone who seriously wants to have a house sign, gravestone or business sign created considers anything else.
The process for carving starts at design with a review that the design and letters are correct. The letters are then transferred to the stone and again reviewed to confirm correct letters, spelling and design. The carving then begin each letter taking approx. an hour to complete from start to finish depending on size and type of lettering.
Mercedes Benz Foundation Stone with Nicky Haley
Ledsham War Memorial Lettering Recarved
A commission was granted to re-carve the letter on the Ledsham, Yorks, U.K. War memorial and as can be seen from the 2014 Ledsham Fayre Brochure It is still in great condition.
Drawings, Design and Sketches
Buckingham Palace & Royal Court Palace of Westminster
While in the Employ of Wells Cathedral I had the distinct pleasure to work for the Queen and the Prime Minister on Buckingham Palace and The Houses of Parliament. It was not possible to get any images of the work on site for security reasons however these images show what I produced in the shop.
Buckingham Palace Dentil
A very serious young man shows off his proud work for the Queen and Country.
Buckingham Palace Flower
These delicate flowers where produced for Buckingham Palace.
Two small decorative flowers for Buckingham Palace.
Royal Court Palace @ the Houses of Parliament
A really bad image of the work on the Royal Court pulled from Wells cathedrals brochure. Its the only image I have of this work.