While the company employs a select group of skilled artists, sculptors and craftsmen to fashion and age each item, Cavendish Stone has established a particularly close working relationship with Carn Standing, based in Scotland. Standing has worked with Cavendish Stone for fifteen years on these and other projects. His unrivalled ability to combine vision and a keen imagination, with detailed sketches and compositions, is the basis of this close collaboration.
Standing compiles an initial sketch of the suggested subject. He subsequently fashions the item on an armature (metal framework skeleton) in clay then mould makers shape the carving in resin to produce the final article in reconstituted stone. The sculpture is then aged by hand, employing a special process to enhance the final appearance and create the natural ageing process.