When I was Lord Mayor due to requests by members of the public I launched an appeal with the support of The Royal British Legion, Sir Nick Clegg and Lord David Blunkett to raise money to provide a memorial for local members of the Armed Forces who have fallen in various Wars and campaigns since the end of the second World War. To provide such a memorial I approached a well known Artist in Stone Andrew Vickers ‘ Stoneface ‘ who has a workshop on the borders of Stannington/Bradfield. I requested a memorial that did not glorify war and was broadly neutral and could be a gathering point for people of any religion or none.
Andrew responded very well to this challenge and produced a fine memorial which fits this brief situated in Storrs Lane, Stannington/Bradfield.
“It’s been really great working with Stoneface Creative on a number of projects. The students have really enjoyed working closely with Andrew and Tom, who have been fantastic in terms of their patience and supportive nature with the students, whilst it also being a really interesting and original organisation for the students to apply their learning to within the local community. It has been a positive collaboration all round.”
Hi Andy , jus want to say THANK you for the amazing sculpture of Rosie / Rowan , its in the centre of my garden , love it!
Magical walk through the glade garden between the works of art on open days. Talented fella who does both big impressive pieces and things that are affordable and fitting in a more humble garden.
Excellent place, great time. Stunning art work.
A must see place, outdoor exhibition of sculpture fantastic setting meet the artist. Enjoy the woods and artwork.
Without doubt a delight to see the amazing creations that Andrew has created.
The “show room” showcases the talent that Andrew has and if you are looking for something individual and sculptured with passion then this is the place to find it.
Both Andrew and Tom were extremely relaxed and pleasant which added to the visit; simply an enchanting experience which has to be seen to be believed.
Went for a visit yesterday. Andy is a really talented and genuine guy, he and his son Tom were very helpful and pleasant. The quality of Andys art is tremendous, a true craftsman and the location is a beautiful setting for the carvings.
I cant recommend it highly enough, have a look at the gallery of photos or go for a visit, he deserves much wider recognition.
Beautiful work of art – creative and fascinating! A family heirloom in the making.
Enjoyable morning out in the fresh air!! Beautiful, unique artwork both for viewing, I even purchased an “affordable art” piece! Highly recommend for a quiet few hours out of the house!
My first visit to stoneface creative I’ll definetly be visiting again now I know where it is .Andrew has got some amazing sculptures, came away with a full boot . We visited when it was dark so it looked lovely with all the lights and the tea lights lining the path and the roaring fire.