artist-researcher. quarryman. cultural geographer

Dr. David A. Paton’s current work includes Vibrant Lives – an audio-visual arts project with the National Trust at Godolphin House. He is working in collaboration with stone carver Stephane Rouget on a 4.5 meter granite sculpture of St Piran destined for La Vallée Des Saints in Brittany, France. David is also in the early development stages of a field-trip project about the Cornish granite districts with CAST (Cornubian Arts and Science Trust) and FEAST for ‘Groundwork’ – an Arts Council England Ambition for Excellence funded programme for art in Cornwall during 2017 and 2018..
David currently works with Trenoweth Quarry (Penryn, Cornwall) as a specialist carver and mason. He also has a workshop near Newlyn. He completed his PhD in 2015 at the University of Exeter in the discipline of geography. As an outcome of his doctoral project, he has developed a research practice titled Sculpture-as-ethnography.
David continues to work on privately commissioned architectural and sculptural granite projects.