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Nestled amidst the rugged beauty of the lake district, Coniston Stonecraft stands as a testament to the harmonious coexistence of human creativity and the raw power of nature. Perched on the slopes of Coniston old man, this artisanal workshop is not for the fainthearted as visitors must embrace the challenges that come with its location.

The journey to Coniston Stonework is an adventure in itself, with no paved roads or designated carparks. Accessing this hidden gem requires determination and a pair of stout boots as enthusiasts must follow winding paths and rocky terrain to reach the workshop. Yet as one embarks on the this pilgrimage the untouched beauty of the mountains unfolds creating a breathtaking backdrop for the artistic haven that awaits.

The absence of modern conveniences adds an authentic charm to Coniston Stonecraft. Surrounded by the untamed landscape the workshop invites visitors to disconnect from the hustle of everyday life and immerse themselves in the craft. The lack of distractions allows artisans to draw inspiration directly from the mountains, channelling the spirit of Coniston old man into their creations.

The ever changing weather on the slopes of Coniston old man shapes the artistic process while the mountains provide an awe inspiring panorama, they also serve as a reminder of nature’s unpredictability. Harsh winds, sudden storms and swirling mists challenge both the artisans and their creation mirroring the resilience required to thrive in such an environment.

The local crafts people, Andy, George, Laura and Brendan, have learned to adapt their craft to the whims of nature, each piece is infused with the spirit of the mountains embodying the struggles and triumphs faced in this unique setting.

Coniston Stonecraft serves as a sanctuary for those seeking to connect with art and nature in their purest forms. The workshops remote location not only demands physical dedication but fosters a deep appreciation for the balance between human creativity and the majestic forces that shape these mountains in this haven where all around whispers tales of resilience Coniston Stonecraft stands as a testament to the enduring bond between craftsmanship and the untamed beauty of the lake district.

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Coniston Stonecraft – Eco Credentials

Coniston stonecraft workshops are perched on the slopes of ‘Coniston Old Man’ on each side of us run ‘becks’ taking the mountain rain to Coniston water. Church beck powers the small hydro electric station that provides all our power needs, and mines beck is used to cool all our cutting and polishing machines (removing our… Continue Reading

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