Lily Marsh

2017 QEST Howdens Scholar - Stonemasonry

Lily is a stone carver, mason and sculptor. Since training and qualifying as a stonemason at The Building Crafts College and with The Princes Foundation, Lily has worked on the restoration of historic buildings.

Her QEST Howdens Scholarship enabled her to study stone carving, alongside drawing and figurative modelling at The City and Guilds of London Art School. As part of her studies, Lily was awarded the Brinsley-Ford Travel Prize which enabled her to travel to Rome to create a drawing portfolio. The QEST Howdens Scholarship made it possible for Lily to develop her artistic skills and explore sculpture in stone and bronze.

Recent projects include a replacement portrait corbel for Southwark Cathedral and the carving of a Duke of Rothesay crest for the Castle of Mey.

Choosing to train as a stonemason and carver changed my work life. I gain a huge amount of satisfaction from manual work and love the opportunity to use my creative skills in drawing and sculpture to produce artistic work.