A unique and exciting arts and crafts centre in the heart of the Somerset levels celebrating the work of Somerset’s most talented artist makers.

John Candler – Stone Sculpture & Leatherwork

I started stone carving around 2000, after a career in shoe production, based mainly in South East Asia and China. My larger sculptures, mostly a combination of stone and glass, include the new War Memorial in Street. I now do few large pieces, ( stone carving is heavy physical labour ) and concentrate on small items and carved lettering made from quarry offcuts of local blue lias, Portland stone and slate.
When it’s to cold or wet to be working on stone outside, I have reverted to working with leather, relearning as handmade craft all the industrial skills I used to know in factories.

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