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Sculptor Ben Russell
Ben Russell

About Ben Russell

Ben Russell is a stone carver, letter cutter and sculptor.He creates accurately carved architectural ornament and figurative pieces along with letter carving, portraiture and sculpture. His work is mainly in Portland and Bath limestone, carved using traditional techniques that have barely changed for hundreds of years. Recent commissions include a grotesque for St Georges Chapel, Windsor and a headstone for the talented artist John Rose. Ben lives and works in London.
Sculptor Ben Russell
Ben Russell

Exhibition History of Ben Russell

City and Guilds of London Art School Degree Show

Biography / CV of Ben Russell

September 2007-June 2009-Weymouth College: Foundation degree in Applied architectural Stonework and Conservation.

2008- Minerva Conservation (General conservation and masonry work).

October 2009-June 2011-City and Guilds of London Art School: Post Graduate Diploma in Historic/Architectural Stone Carving.

2009-2010) - Stone masonry work in France (Carving of large mullion windows and general restoration work).

2011-2012 - Masonry, Carving and conservation work, London Stone Conservation.

2012-present - Stone carving work throughout london and private commissions

Awards and Prizes of Ben Russell

2008- First year prize for the Weymouth College annual Boss stone carving competition.
2009- Overall prize (Masons Company Prize) in the annual Boss stone carving competition.
2010- Selected for the 19th Annual Stone Carving Symposium in Menet, France and gained 3rd place out of the six selected sculptors.
2010/2011-Winner of The Honourable Society of the Knights of the Round Table Award.
2011- Masons Company Prize
2013- Duke of Gloucester Award for carving


19th Annual Stone Carving Symposium in Menet, France

Public Works of Ben Russell

I have worked on or for the following people and places:
The Houses of Parliament, St Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle, Highgate Cemetery, The Tower of London, The City of London School, The Albert Memorial, Shakespeare statue in Leicester Square, The National Portrait Gallery, Kensington Town Hall, Kings College School in Wimbledon, Glastonbury Festival, Kew Palace Kitchens,Soho House as well as many smaller restoration projects and for numerous private clients or artists.

Recent projects and commissions:
Replacement carving on The Albert Memorial. 2013
Carving and Conservation work on a statue of Archangel St Michael, Highgate Cemetery. 2013
Reinscription of names on St Peter Street war memorial, St Albans. 2013
Carving of two heraldic shields for Kensington Town Hall. 2013
Carving of a section of drapery on the Shakespeare statue in Leicester Square. 2013
Carving of a kings head, Kings College School, Wimbledon. 2013
Letter carving, National Portrait Gallery. 2013
Carving of crockets for St Matthias Church in Richmond. 2013
Carving crockets for The Houses of Parliament. 2014
Stone carving demonstration, Glastonbury Festival. 2014
Reinscription of names on a war memorial, St Albans. 2014

Qualifications / Education of Ben Russell

September 2007-June 2009-Weymouth College: Foundation degree in Applied architectural Stonework and Conservation- Awarded foundation Degree with Merit.

October 2009-June 2011-City and Guilds of London Art School: Post Graduate Diploma in Historic/Architectural Stone Carving- Awarded 1st

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Ben Russell

Bournemouth University Talbot Magazine
Dorset Echo
The Vans Blog
The Knights Chronicle

Price Range of Work

Ben Russell's work has a price range of around £3,334

Mediums utilised

Ben Russell's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Ben Russell's work is found in the following categories on site:
Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone (12)
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues (8)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (5)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (5)
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures (5)
Beautifully Useful Functional Sculpture (4)
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures (4)
Objects of desire Sculptures (3)
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue (3)
Carved or Carving sculpture (3)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture (2)
Animal Birds Fish Busts or Heads or Masks or Trophies For Sale or Commission (2)
Mythical Sculptures (2)
Grotesque Sculptures / Statues / figurines to order Commission Custom Bespoke Sculptures (2)
Caricature Sculptures Statues statuettes (2)
Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue carving (2)
Sheep, Goats Ewes, Rams, Tups, Lambs, Wether, Sculptures or Statues (2)
Vegetable Sculptures / Statues / statuettes (2)
Fruit Sculpture (2)
Every day Objects ( Sculptures of inorganic things) (2)
Carved and Engraved Lettering Writing Inscriptions Poems Quotations Carving Panels Sculptures (2)
Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (2)
Humorous Witty Amusing Lighthearted Fun Jolly Whimsical Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (2)
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture (2)
Classical Style Sculptures and Statues
Prehistoric Monsters Sculptures and Mthical Monsters like Dragons and Hypogriphs
Monumental Sculptures
Light and Sound sculpture
Human Figurative Sculptures
Varietal cross section of Floral, Fruit and Plantlife Sculpture
Plant Outdoor Outside Garden or Yard sculpture statue statuette
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
Hyperrealistic Sculptures
Bas Reliefs or Low Reliefs
Anatomy, Hands and Feet and other human parts of the body Sculptures
Spiritual sculpture
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Small Animal Sculptures
Buildings, Structures and Parts Statues or Sculptures
Outsize Big Large Fruit Flower Plant sculpture statue statuaryGarden Ornament
Gargoyle Carvings Sculptures Statues
Foliage Leaves Carvings Sculpture Statues
Architectural Sculptures
Heraldic Crests Logos Trade Marks Carvings or Castings
Celtic Knot Work and Traditional Sculptures
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