Andrew Grassby, brought up on Dorset’s south coast, is a 5th generation stone carver from a long line of family stone carvers dating back to the mid 19th century.
He started working in Dorchester when he was 15 in 1971 and followed a 5 year apprenticeship in Architectural stone carving , he achieved his City and Guilds with distinction in 1976.
In his early career he was responsible for the restoration and conservation of many churches and listed buildings in Dorchester, Weymouth and the surrounding area. Over a period of 50 years in the trade he has been commissioned by many Architects and designers to produce some prestigious works including a sculpture of a Dragons head for HRH Prince Charles The prince of Wales, various commemorative plaques unveiled by HRH Queen Elizabeth, period restoration pieces for Historic buildings and private commissions .
Now retired and living in Weymouth he gets his inspiration from Dorset’s beautiful Jurassic Coast.