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Nina Bilbey

Nina Bilbey Stone sculptor
By appointment only
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Carving a life as a sculptor

  • • Nina is inspired by artists such as Rodin and Kate Kollwitz
  • • She has learned a lot form American master carvers
  • • She carved the Queen and Prince Philip for Canterbury Cathedral

Nina Bilbey designs beautiful objects in a traditional style that has a direct connection to and reflection in modern society. Now an eminent British architectural sculptor, she started her journey with wood. Her father was a master carpenter, and at 16 she was offered to work with him but after “having tasted the freedom of fine art and the joy of experimenting with different materials”, although she was utterly committed to craft as a career, “the restriction of only working with wood” was not an option she would contemplate. Since she was a child, Nina Bilbey, was in fact in love with stone. Making small objects in stone she had found on the beach, collecting pebbles and throwing tantrums when asked to leave buckets full of stone on the beach after a day’s play.

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  • © Nina Bilbey
  • © David West
  • © Nina Bilbey
Photo: © Nina Bilbey
HRH Queen Elizabeth and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh

Two statues carved in French limestone for the west front of Canterbury Cathedral of HRH Queen Elizabeth and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.

Height 1.7 cm

Photo: © David West
Brereton Bear

This heraldic beast was carved from Portland limestone for a private house.

Height 200 cm

Photo: © Nina Bilbey
Saint Enswythe

This sculpture of Saint Enswythe was hand carved from Portland limestone for a drinking fountain in a public park.

Height 100 cm

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