Catherine’s knowledge of stone conservation has a foundation in the work she carried out on the East End of York Minster as both an apprentice and a stonemason during the extensive lifetime of this renowned major heritage project. Her working practice in cathedral masonry, as well as her conservation skills experience, expanded over eight english cathedrals during her time on the Cathedral Workshop Fellowship. This invaluable source of knowledge actively informs her own work as James Stonework.
As James Stonework Catherine has worked on memorials, cathedrals, parish churches, statues and privately owned buildings.
Stone Conservation can include documentation, report writing, cleaning, repairing, gilding, lime mortar work, technical drawing and stonemasonry. Each project is unique in its requirements and a contextually sensitive approach, often including requisite approvals, is always sought.