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.