Zoë Wilson

2014 QEST Arts Society Scholar - Stone carving

Zoë Wilson is a stone carver. She completed a degree in Fine Art (painting) at Birmingham City University, before discovering a love for working with stone. Appreciating the importance of a solid foundation, she embarked on a three year apprenticeship working on every aspect of traditional stone masonry such as fixing, construction, restoration and private commissions.

To further develop her skills Zoë undertook a second apprenticeship in letter carving.  She then gained a place at City and Guilds of London Art School, graduating in 2016 with a first class diploma in Historic Stone Carving.  Her QEST Scholarship supported her during her studies.

Since graduating Zoë has been accepted as a member of the Worshipful Company of Masons. She is currently self-employed, working on her own practice and on private commissions.

I find adding to my skills helps to keep me inspired and excited by what I do. I think my passion for creating is a very deeply rooted part of me and carving is my outlet for that.