Buckle & Twist

I have been carving stone for 25 years, and for the past ten years I have worked exclusively with Cornish Granite. I use many different forms of equipment to shape the granite, but cherish working with the traditional heavy tools of hammer and chisel. The granites of Cornwall vary greatly in grain size and colour across the county, all having their unique properties that serve different purposes and aesthetic requirements. What is truly remarkable about granite is its ability to accommodate a wide spectrum of finishes, from a very rough ‘punch’ to a high polish. Buckle & Twist is the vernacular phrase for the granite from Trenoweth Quarry in Cornwall. I have adopted the name Buckle and Twist for my artisanal business based at the quarry.

BP_TGC-6.jpgUse the contact form from the main menu if you would like to discuss the commissioning of carved, monumental or architectural granite work.

St Piran. A four metre tall sculpture carved from Cornish Carnsew granite in collaboration with Stéphane Rouget. The sculpture was transported from Trenoweth Quarry to La Vallée des Saints (Brittany) in May 2018. Please visit the Facebook page for coverage of the project: ST PIRAN
Angel Memorial, Carnsew granite, St Euny’s Church, Redruth


Study in granite for angel memorial.


Granite Porsche 911
Mevagissey War Memorial (2016) – preparing a recessed panel for the lead lettering of Elijah Bond’s name, who died in the Afghanistan conflict in 2011. (Photos by Matthew Facey (2016)
Pear – Cornish Granite
Beaker and Bottle – Cornish Granite
Beaker and Bottle – detail – Cornish Granite
Falmouth University Woodlane Campus Entrance – Raised lettering and Stacked books capping stones
Falmouth University Woodlane Campus Entrance – Raised lettering and Stacked books capping stones
Falmouth University Woodlane Campus Entrance – Detail of stacked books capping stones
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The Pilgrim
Miner’s headstone
Granite Headstone
Tracey’s Memorial (front)
Tracey’s memorial (back)