The Stone Mason: An Insider’s History of Britain’s Buildings
Andrew Ziminski offers a unique account of his life as a craftsman and his work on some of the most significant churches and cathedrals in England, including St Paul's Cathedral.
St Paul’s owes much of its grandeur to the exceptional craftsmanship by which Christopher Wren’s designs were brought to life. Stone masons and wood carvers have worked on the building throughout its 300-year history, maintaining the fabric to the high standard in which it was originally conceived. Andrew Ziminski is one such stone mason. In this talk, part hands-on archaeological history of Britain, part personal insight into the ancient craft of the stone mason, Andrew recounts his work at St Paul’s and other extraordinary buildings that his career has taken him to.