Painswick stonemason carves grotesque gargoyle of Gordon Ramsay

Painswick stonemason carves grotesque gargoyle of Gordon Ramsay

Painswick company Meister Masonry has carved grotesque gargoyles of chef Gordon Ramsay and comedian Greg Davies which will be presented to them live on the One Show tonight, Wednesday (2840412)

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay

Comedian Greg Davies

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CELEBRITY chef Gordon Ramsay and comedian Greg Davies will be presented with a little piece of Painswick when they appear on the One Show tonight, Wednesday.

Stonemasons Meister Masonry in the Painswick Beacon created a stone-carved grotesque gargoyle of Gordon and Greg which will be given to them live on the show which airs at 7pm on BBC1.

The company was recommended for the project by the Stone Federation of Great Britain following its award-winning reinstatement of the Prestbury War Memorial which was damaged by vandals in 2011.

Carver mason David Bean only had four days to create the two stone heads.

“The main thing was to get the balance between a good likeness of Gordon and Greg and simultaneously make it a fun caricature focusing on their distinctive features,” said Mr Bean.

Melissa Heather, the managing director of Meister Masonry, said: “We are so thrilled to have been asked to take on this project for national television.

“It reflects fantastically on the skills of our team and especially David Bean who is one of our most skilled carvers.

“We are massively looking forward to seeing the show and watching the reaction of Gordon and Greg to their ‘grotesque’ carvings.”

The Meister Masonry portfolio includes restoration work to Gloucester Cathedral and Compton Verney House in Warwickshire.

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12:26pm Wed 4 Dec 13

A Stroud Worm says...

Very good. But why?
Very good. But why? A Stroud Worm
  • Score: -3

2:07pm Thu 5 Dec 13

dimreepr says...

Isn’t it obvious?

Meister Masonry gets the renown they deserve, plus a free advert with endorsements and the BBC gets to fill airtime, everyone’s a winner; not to mention Ramsey and Greg make perfect gargoyles.
Isn’t it obvious? Meister Masonry gets the renown they deserve, plus a free advert with endorsements and the BBC gets to fill airtime, everyone’s a winner; not to mention Ramsey and Greg make perfect gargoyles. dimreepr
  • Score: 2

7:38pm Thu 5 Dec 13

TigerTigerBurningBright says...

Which one is which?
Which one is which? TigerTigerBurningBright
  • Score: 0

12:29pm Mon 9 Dec 13

A Stroud Worm says...

Did I win something? No one told me. Yey, I never win anything.
Did I win something? No one told me. Yey, I never win anything. A Stroud Worm
  • Score: 0

6:18pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Cuthbert Thickett says...

The carving of Gordon Ramsay isn't grotesque, not compared to the original. I think it quite flatters him really.
The carving of Gordon Ramsay isn't grotesque, not compared to the original. I think it quite flatters him really. Cuthbert Thickett
  • Score: 1

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