Joe Milne

2018 QEST Hedley Foundation Scholar - Stonemasonry

Joe is currently on the Advanced Stonemasonry Apprenticeship at Exeter Cathedral having won stone carving competitions and a draughtsmanship prize at Exmouth College.

Joe has learnt to work multiple, complex stones and produce accurate drawings, moulds and intricate carvings, most recently a grotesque beast for one of the Cathedral turrets. He is about to embark on the Professional Development Diploma in Historic Building Conservation and Repair at West Dean College under the tutelage of leading practitioners.

This would be beyond my reach on an apprentice wage, but with the QEST Scholarship covering my fees for the ten Building Conservation Masterclasses, I can improve my skills in stonemasonry, stonework conservation and related crafts essential for the care of the Cathedral.