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Exeter Cathedral mason visits the York Minster stone carving festival

Last week saw our friends up at York Minster​ host their stone carving festival. It was attended by stonecarvers from around the world, including Owen who works as a stonemason here at Exeter Cathedral.

The festival saw each of the stonecarvers turn a rough block of limestone into a finished creation (inspired by the theme “All creatures great and small”) in just a day an a half.

Owen chose an otter as his subject, and you can see how the piece quickly developed in just a short space of time. Owen’s carving sold for £230 as part of the closing auction of all the work carved during the weekend. Money raised from the auction will be used to fund ongoing conservation work at York Minster.