Andrew Ziminski | 'I really wanted to communicate the fact that our country was built by migrants'

Andrew Ziminski | 'I really wanted to communicate the fact that our country was built by migrants'

Adjacent to stonemason Andrew Ziminski’s end-of-terrace stone cottage is the parcel of land where he has his open-air workshop. As he stands at his outdoor workbench, he can survey the stone crosses high up on neighbouring Trinity Church that he himself repaired. They are just the nearest example of his stone conservation work, which can be found across the south-west of England and beyond. When I visit, he bravely lets me do a little stone-carving of my own. With a mallet and a little claw chisel, I chip away in a curve to help emphasise the sinuous outline of a reclining woman. It’s a des...

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