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Imogen Long 2020 - 2nd Year Architectural Stone Carving City & Guilds of London Art School

Having qualified as an architect and subsequently gained RIBA conservation architect accreditation after working on existing, mainly listed, theatres and arts buildings for over ten years, I became increasingly aware of my desire to be closer to creating and making the work myself. I have always been interested in objects made of stone of all kinds (sculpture, memorials, architectural elements) and have, since school and art A-level, enjoyed drawing and modelling. I had not carved stone before, but felt that I had the motivation and enthusiasm to study on the course, even if I didn’t have experience. I have loved carving and find it almost like three-dimensional drawing. It is exhilarating to watch a piece develop before one’s eyes and under one’s hands. The course at City and Guilds of London Art School includes drawing, modelling, lettering, art and architectural history, anatomy – all of which support and enhance the carving practice. On completion of the course I would like to continue historic carving and also investigate ways in which stone carving can be brought into other areas of the contemporary built environment.

Lion Head October - November 2019

Stone 160 x 160 x 100 mm


Acanthus Bracket December 2019 - February 2020

Caen (?) Stone 500 x 300 x 180 mm



Clay Head Maquettes and Proposed Installation April 2020

Clay / Photoshop Render approx. 60 x 60 x 60 mm (10no.)


Trajan Alphabet (own design) May 2020

Pencil on tracing paper 500 x 215 mm


Drapery Study October 2020

Charcoal on sugar paper 250 x 200 mm


Undulating Leaf October - November 2020

Portland Stone 250 x 250 x 100 mm



Stiff Leaf Sample November 2020

Bath (?) Stone 130 x 130 x 180 mm

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