Sean Henderson was drawn to the craft of stonemasonry after meeting master mason Matthias Garn and being struck by his dedication.
Sean is now undertaking a three-year course at York College to provide him with the practical and theoretical fundamentals. At the same time he is employed by Matthias’ highly specialised workshop in York that works solely in the heritage sector. At MGMMP Sean is developing the dexterity, rhythm and muscle memory that masons have always learned. These two learning environments enable Sean to apply and adapt his training on historic sites.
“I love the purist approach to stonemasonry, only using hand tools for the first two years. And the history – going to a ruin that needs consolidation there’s always a story to unearth too.”