Over the past thirty years, Andrew Ziminski has worked as a stonemason-conservator as a partner of Minerva Stone Conservation.
From repairs to a megalithic burial chamber and the reconstruction of a Roman temple façade to an Anglo-Saxon shrine and Salisbury's medieval cathedral Andrew's craft skills and knowledge have been put to good use. His book 'The Stonemason’ was published by John Murrays in March 2020.
In his talk, Andrew will give a behind-the-scenes look at how craft skills and conservation combine to care for some of the Churches he has worked on in the CCT’s estate. Including St Marys at Hemington, Somerset. A recent vestment where Andrew and his team are currently working.
Andrew is a SPAB William Morris Craft Fellow, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London & consultant to the Salisbury Diocesan Advisory Committee for the conservation of stonework & monuments.
"Delicate as the threads that tie us to the past can seem, thanks to work like Ziminski’s, both as a mason and as an author, we can hope they will remain unbroken." Robert Leigh-Pemberton, Sunday Telegraph.