Entries by jameselliott

Revisited: House & Garden

Specialist Profile From House & Garden 2014 Emily Tobin meets James Elliott, a marble mason whose work ranges from the restoration of historic pieces to substantial new commissions. Surrounded by endless green fields and little else, James Elliott’s workshop is in the middle of nowhere. And that’s just what he wants. Here, he is at […]

Tomb Levelling Screws – JC Engineering

These levelling screws enable the pieces of Kilkenny, that make up the plinth for the Tomb, to be aligned correctly. These were designed by James Elliott specifically for this project. They were manufactured by Daniel Munday of JC Engineering Ltd, who has a degree in Motorsport and a passion to achieve workmanship to the highest standard. […]

MW Polishing Machine for Richard III’s Tomb

The MW Polishing Machine was specially designed and built, by Mark Ward, to polish the narrow crosses on Richard III’s Tomb. Used in the final stages of manufacturing it was needed to keep the corners crisp and to reach where man couldn’t. This film was commissioned by James Elliott to document the making of The Tomb […]

Showreel – making of the Tomb

This film was commissioned by James Elliott to document the making of The Tomb for Richard III. Filmmaker Alex J. Wright.

Let’s hear it for James Elliott…

…the man who’s made the tomb for King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral. James is one of the more remarkable of the many fascinating people I’ve met in the course of this unparalleled journey that the discovery of King Richard III’s remains has brought about.   I’ve mentioned him before, but having just returned form […]

Of rocks and rivers

Two complementary powerful images from this week to reflect on. On Tuesday I took the train to Penrith – two trains there, and four trains back actually – to see some rocks.  But not just any old rocks.  Oh no.  These were the three blocks of Swaledale fossil stone, quarried from North Yorkshire, and delivered to […]

Yomiuri Shimbun

Beautiful marble interiors British workmanship Stonemason James Elliott specialises in marble. He has run his own workshop for coming up to 20 years in Beaconsfield, a rural town famous for hunting, just 30 minutes from London by train. Elliott personally handles everything from design to production, with the focus being on kitchen and bathroom design. […]