Our very own Amy has been awarded a Marsh Award for successful learning in 2018.
The Award is designed to recognise the contribution of an individual for their significant learning in traditional building activities and craft skills. The Award aims to help keep the essential conservation skills and knowledge alive through training, shared experience and example.
Here’s a comment from the Marsh Christian Trust website:
Amy has worked as a stonemason and conservator since 2012. She shows great initiative and experience in her role, and the company she works for, Mono Masonry Ltd are funding her Master’s Degree in Conservation Studies at the University of York. Her practical experience has helped her transition to Lead Conservator with the company and her Degree will provide her with the opportunity to progress even further.
Last year, Amy completed her first draughtsmanship project, creating a new façade for a private property that was in keeping with the original building. Since then she has been working on a project in Warwickshire, to undertake a condition survey on Studley Castle Hotel and set out new crenellation parapet details, Dutch gables and mullioned windows.
Amy is a proficient and important member of the team at Mono Masonry. Her experience helps bridge the gap between heritage conservation and stonemasonry and she recently spent a week training two apprentices in draughtsmanship of traditional masonry mouldings.
Before working for Mono Masonry, Amy completed a bursary placement at York Minster and worked on the Canadian Parliament Buildings in Canada for two years.
Well done Amy!