Over the past three decades Andrew Ziminski has worked as a stonemason on some of our greatest monuments.
From repairs to a megalithic burial chamber and the reconstruction of a Roman temple façade to an Anglo-Saxon shrine and Salisbury's medieval cathedral Andrew's craft skills and knowledge have been put to good use.
'The Stonemason' which will be published by John Murray in March 2020 tells the history of how Britain was built - from the inside out, stone by different stone, culture by different culture in a journey by canoe along river, canal and sea that offers an unexpected and new version of our island story.
It is a book about change, the coming and going of peoples and the fragility of stability, for stones, buildings and populations.
Andrew is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a SPAB William Morris Craft Fellow and Consultant to the Diocese of Salisbury for the conservation of stonework and monuments.
Upcoming events, training days, demonstrations and talks where Andrew can be heard include;
10-5-19 The London Craft Week - Venue - St Pauls Cathedral - Lecture.
3-7-19 Conservation of porous building materials, English Heritage.
25-7-19 Notre Dame: Restore, Rebuild or Ruin, debate at the Arnolfini, Bristol.
15-9-19 The Good Life Experience festival, Hawarden, N Wales - craft demo.
24-9-19 The Weald and Downland open air Museum - Speaking event.
26-3-20 Book talk at Toppings of Bath bookshop.