About Zoe Singleton
I am a Stone Carver with a love of relief carving and lettering, I make art for the garden enviroment. I also undertake both public and private commissions. Graduating from Goldsmiths College London, I pursued a career in textiles . However I could not escape my long standing passion for geology which led me to carving stone. I grew up surrounded by quarries and developed a large fossil collection. Learning to carve stone felt like the most natural way to express myself and the perfect link to between art and geology. My inspiration for garden sculpture and garden bowls usually comes from natural forms and patterns, I also find great inspiration in my garden. I like to carve boldly often experimenting with shape or texture in the design of sculptural forms, always referring to my drawings for my inspiration. I love the creation of chisel marks on slate and the deep textures I can apply to Portland, Purbeck and Kilkenny stone. Poetry and rhyme are a source of inspiration for letter cutting. I often include images and texture to convey the words selected and enhance the design and sentiment. I have recently completed public commissions for a new Peace garden in Exeter and a project about language and diversity with an NHS trust.
Hand carved garden bowls. Letter carving, Relief carving. Garden sculpture. Small memorials. Bespoke house signs.
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing
Cornus Garden Bowl – Hand carved Portland Stone