Andrew Vickers on how he left his career as a dry stone waller and bought a woodland to create his very own outdoor art gallery.

I’ve always had a love of stone. I set myself up as a dry stone waller when I was 16, but soon got bored of its repetitiveness. I didn’t like how I was building all these walls, yet no one knew who made them. So one night, I decided to carve a face in stone and sculpt it into one of the walls to make my mark.

I just knew I wanted to do something where I could be creative and let my feelings be known, so I started to edge towards a career in sculpting. I had to continue dry stone walling for a bit, but now I am a full time sculptor and have named my gallery Stoneface Creative after that night.

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