Tony Viney set up his workshop in 1984 in the shadow of Corfe Castle with a view to extending the use of the local stone beyond its traditional role as a building material and for church furniture.

In the course of the next few years he developed his own techniques for turning polished stone plates and bowls to individual designs which could be cut as thin as a ceramic, as well as worktops, stone sinks and tables.

Work is held in collections around the world, including America and Japan where a short film was made about him.

Examples of recent work can be seen at www.tonyviney.co.uk