Taking our name from the Latin for ‘of the stone,’ Lapidis provides a comprehensive range of individually designed pieces, hand carved in stone, including letter carving, architectural carving and sculptural work. Working with a diverse range of customers, we take great pleasure in helping clients realise their ideas. Our commitment to your project is the same whatever its size.
Zoe and Philip Wilson founded Lapidis in 2017. Zoe has a unique background setting her apart from many of the more traditional stone workers whilst Philip ensures a tightly run business, making a great team.
With over ten years training undertaken, Zoe is an accomplished craftsman bringing a great artistry to her work. Appreciating the importance of a solid practical foundation, she worked her way up as an apprentice stonemason, gaining the respect from her peers and mentors.
Drawing on her degree in fine art, and a further apprenticeship in letter cutting she undertook a three-year diploma in Architectural Stone carving at the prestigious City and Guilds of London Art School graduating last year with a First.
Since then it’s been an exciting first year for Lapidis. Shortly after setting up the new workshop Zoe embarked on a significant commission for His Majesty The Sultan of Brunei, followed swiftly by another for The British High commission. The Worshipful Company of Masons appointed Zoe as a Yeoman Mason in recognition of the work she has carried out and the level of skill she brings to the craft of stone carving.
A member of the Lettering Arts Trust, upholding the traditional skill of lettering design, she is also a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust Alumni, striving to promote excellence in British craft at every opportunity. More recently Zoe has become a member of the Armed Forces Art Society.
Whilst traditional projects are always welcome, Lapidis also provides unique artwork, which can be seen on the stone art page. Combining the skill of carving with the beauty of paint and natural stone in her unique designs, Zoe’s work successfully bridges the gap between the art world and craft industries