Stone Garden Statues
published date: 6 August 2015
Stone Garden Statues - A popular tradition
Landscaped grounds accentuated by statues and urns have never gone out of vogue. Stone garden statues, benches, sundials and urns in classical designs from the 18th and 19th centuries are increasingly popular for both traditional and contemporary country houses.
The Western tradition of sculpture began in Ancient Greece with masterpieces mostly created as an expression of religion and politics, too extravagant for private individuals to commission. Gothic sculpture during the Middle Ages represented the agonies and passions of the Christian faith. The revival of classical models in the Renaissance produced many famous sculptures in existence today by masters including Michelangelo. This classical interpretation of the human form continued to be extremely popular in 18th and 19th century England, and today, outstanding original Georgian stone statues can fetch £20,000.
A maturing finish comparable to natural stone
Stone garden statues withstand the elements far better than sculpture in perishable materials, as proven by the survival of works from ancient cultures. Our stone statues are made in England by skilled craftsmen using a unique form of wet cast production technique for a smoother finish to meet demanding design criteria and exceed strength requirements set by the United Kingdom Cast Stone Association. As well as having strength, our cast composite will mature like natural stone, a cognitive component connecting us with nature.
Stone Statues In Stock For Your Garden
View our full selection of stone garden statues, accents and other outdoor furniture in stock here.