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This site contains a portfolio of work by London based Master Craftsman Mark Thompson.

Over the last 25 years Mark has worked on an enormously varied range of prestigious new build, restoration, refurbishment and repair projects. He is currently working on-site and in the workshop focussing on the production of new stone carving, lettering and masonry.

Working consistently on Grade1&2 Listed Historic Buildings and Scheduled Ancient Monuments, prestigous clients have included the National Trust, English Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces and the Corporation of London.

Several of these projects have won national awards including: RIBA Conservation Award for The Monument to the Great Fire of London 2010; Georgian Group Architectural Award for St Lawerance, Mereworth, 2009; Stone Federation Natural Stone Award for the Relocation of Temple Bar in The City of  London,2008:St Pancaras International, RIBA Award 2008 and  Birmingham Town Hall, RICS Award 2007.

Collaborations with contemporary artists, designers and architects have lead to a number of unusual projects that use stone in new and interesting ways.  For example, creating a marble replica column base for the National Theatre's touring production of Phedre and the installation of Doris Salcedo's Unilever commission 'Shibboleth' in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern.

Mark is renowned for his methodical working methods, attention to detail, and technical skill, while providing design, production and installation services for main contractors and individual clients.

The initial design process  starts with sketches,working drawings,fullscale maquettes in clay or plaster which  are provided for approval by the client  before the stone is ordered.While a practical approach to the design and production ensures that all work is completed on time and within budget.

Please contact him for more information.

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