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Meet Fiona & Alec:

Fiona and Alec are award-winning sculptors with over 25 years' experience of creating timeless pieces for public displays and private collections. Their established studio has produced original artworks for prestigious clients such as Oxford University, The Roald Dahl Foundation, and Westminster Abbey, and has commemorated beloved figures from Princess Diana to John Betjeman.

They both studied at The City & Guilds of London Art School and were traditionally trained in sculpture and lettercutting. Today, they have a portfolio of work that has been displayed in some of the UK's best known buildings and parks. They create original, handmade artworks and undertake bespoke commissions.



See Fiona & Alec's Curriculum Vitae below for commissions, exhibitions and publications. Highlights include:


  • A series of new gargoyles for the exterior of the Bodleian Library at Oxford University (winner Oxford Preservation Trust Award)

  • Stone and bronze sculptures celebrating the natural world, integrated into a new building complex at Highgate School (winner RIBA London award)

  • The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk: a seven-mile walk through the Royal Parks of London waymarked by 98 plaques set in the ground, journeying around famous buildings and locations in London associated with the Princess during her life.

Fiona carves stone sculpture and models clay for casting in bronze. Her allegorical work is inspired by the countryside surrounding her studio and also by ancient symbolism. She discovers natural shapes of stones and rock to influence the basis of her carving and has created a series of carved stone heads and torsos from this theme.

Her work has been commissioned for schools, churches, museums, public parks and private homes, including the Royal Society, Marlborough College School, and The Rathbones Folio Prize. She has made a decorative trail of garden carvings for Hogarth's House, London, award winning sculpture for Highgate School and the University of Oxford. Her sculptures have been exhibited in galleries and garden exhibitions and featured by The National Trust as well as being held in private collections around the UK, in Europe and the USA.

FLP carving HS copy.jpg

Alec designs and makes sculpture, and cuts lettering by hand in stone. His award-winning work includes monuments in churches and cathedrals; poetry in the landscape, garden features and public installations, whilst also specialising in individually sculpted plaques and architectural carving.


He has been commissioned to design and create carved stone artworks and memorials for Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk, London, The Betjeman Millennium Park, The Roald Dahl Foundation, Oxford University, Westminster Abbey & St Paul's Cathedral.

Alec Peever traditional hand lettercutting monument

Itchen Navigation Arts Project Film

Alec Peever cutting letters for milestones to be place along the Itchen Navigation Trail in Hampshire. Part of the Itchen Navigation Arts Project led by artist Abigail Downer.

Created as part of Itchen Navigation Arts Project, commissioned by the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust with the aim of engaging a wider audience in the Itchen Navigation Heritage Trail Project.



Alec 1974 - 1977 City & Guilds of London Art School

Advanced and Experimental Lettering.

Fiona 1982 - 1984 City & Guilds of London Art School


2007 Arts Council research and development

2014 Oxford Preservation Trust

2017 RIBA London Award



1984 The Complete Guide to Calligraphy. Judy Martin. Quiller Press

1985 Lettering & Applied Calligraphy. Rosemary Sassoon. Thames & Hudson.

1989 Heraldry. John Martin Robinson. Chatto & Windus

1990 Festival Landmarks. National Garden Festival, Gateshead.

1995 Making Tracks. Rosalind Merchant. Oxfordshire County Council.

2000 A Walk for Diana. Tom Corby. Royal Parks Agency.



1981 House & Garden

1981 Daily Telegraph

1988 Crafts Magazine

1988 The Independent

1988 Oxford Times ‘Limited Edition’

1990 Arts Review

1990 Oxford Times

1991 Financial Times

1991 The Countryman

1993 Physics Review

1994 BBC Music Magazine

1994 Crafts Magazine

1995 Topos. European Landscape Magazine

1995 Perspectives in Architecture

1999 Cotswold Life

2000 Evening Standard Daily Express Guardian The Times Independent

2002 The Market Place. West Oxford publication.

2011 Television appearance, Flog It. BBC One

2010 The Stone Library, Migrating Stones. BBC Radio 4

2014 History In The Making. Sky TV

2017 Architects Journal

2017 e-architect

2017 Gazette and Herald review

2017 Gardens Illustrated Magazine "most wanted"



1980 New Faces. British Craft Centre, London

1980 Art in Action, Oxford

1981 Living Letters. Crafts Study Centre, Bath

1981 A Wood Exhibition. Sunderland & Touring

1982 Making It. Crafts Council Gallery, London

1982 International Woodcarving Exhibition. Parnham House

1982 Prophecy & Vision. Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery

1984 Enhancing Our Inheritance, London

1984 A Closer Look at Lettering. Crafts Council Gallery, London

1984 The Artist & the Church. Leicester Museum & Art Gallery.

1988 Open Show. Contemporary Applied Arts, London

1988 Lettering & The Printed Word. Cirencester Workshops

1989 The Spirit of the Letter. Portsmouth City Museum & Art Gallery

1990 Stonecarving. St Giles Church, Oxford.

1991 The Avant Garden. Barbican Arts Centre, London

1993 The Art of Embellishment. Shad Thames Gallery, London

1994 Crafts Showcase. Abingdon Museum

1995 Letterati. Oxford Gallery

1995 From Maquette to Monument. Rochdale Art Gallery. One man show.

1996 Individual Characters. Southern Arts Touring Exhibition

1997 Fresh Air. Quenington Sculpture Show, Gloucestershire

1998 L is for Lettering. Cornwall Crafts Association, Trelowarren

1999 Last Words. Salisbury Poetry Festival.

1999 The Garden Gallery Summer Exhibition. Broughton, Hants.

1999 Crafts in Churches. Burford Church, Oxfordshire

2001 Crafts in Gardens. Stanton Harcourt Manor, Oxfordshire

2002 In Memoriam. One man show. St Giles Church, Oxford

2003 Stone, Fire, Paper, Water. Group Show, West Ox Arts. Bampton, Oxon

2003 Speaking Stones 3. Mill Dene Garden, Blockley, Glos.

2003 Turrill Sculpture Exhibition. Oxford

2003 Crafts in Gardens. Broughton Castle, Oxon

2004 Art for your Garden. West Ox Arts, Bampton

2005 Angels. St Giles Church, Oxford

2012 Hidcote Gardens, Gloucestershire. Sculpture Trail

2014 Oxfordshire Artweeks garden exhibition

2015 Handmade For Highgate. London

2016 Oxfordshire Artweeks Artist's open Studio

2016 Avebury Manor, Wiltshire. National Trust Sculpture Trail

2017 Oxfordshire Artweeks Artist's open Studio & Gallery

2017 Avebury Manor Garden, Wiltshire. National Trust Sculpture Exhibition

2019 Oxfordshire Artweeks Artist's open Studio & Gallery

2020 The Ironstone Prize, Banbury Museum

2020 Sculpture In The Landscape, Friends Of The Garden, West Leaze, Wiltshire


Represented on the Crafts Council Index of Craftspeople since 1979

1984-1990 Executive Committee. Council for the Care of Churches

1985 Elected Member of The Artworkers Guild

1989-1994 Oxford Diocesan Advisory Committee

1994-1995 Southern Arts Craft Panel

1999-2004 Trustee, Memorials by Artists

2004- 2007 Chairman, West Oxfordshire Arts Association



1986 Chichester Cathedral. Memorial To Dean Walter Hussey

1986 Peterborough Cathedral. Memorial to Katherine of Aragon

1987 St Paul’s Cathedral. Memorial to Sir Henry Wellcome

1988 Westminster Abbey. Memorial to Matthew Arnold

1989 Tunsgate Square, Guildford. Mural brick carving

1990 Gateshead Garden Festival. Sundial Sculpture with Sioban Coppinger

1994 Canterbury Cathedral. Memorial to St Anselm

1994 Royal Victoria Country Park, Southampton. D-Day Memorial

1995 Swindon. Poetry & Sculpture Trail

1995 Winchester Cathedral. Commemorative Plaques

1996 Royal Quays, Tyne & Wear. Poetry installations with Linda France. Civic Trust Award

1996 Truro Cathedral. Commemorative floor plaque

1997 High Wycombe. Poetry installation, Jack Scruton Garden

1997 Wells Cathedral. Commemorative boards.

1998 Lee Valley Park, Stanstead Abbots. Public Art poetry installation.

1998 Hampshire County Council. Bronze lettering, Winchester Law Courts

1998 Birmingham Cathedral. Commemorative tablets.

1998 Oxford County Museum, Woodstock. Commemorative water feature.

1998 Winchester Cathedral. Memorial to Royal Green Jackets.

1999 Hampshire Sculpture Trust. Sculpture with lettering, Littleton, Winchester.

1999 St Paul’s Cathedral. Memorial to Dean Evans

1999 Various Millennium monuments, Alnwick, Berrick Salome, Bellingham, Holton, etc.

2000 Royal Parks of London. Memorial waymarkers for Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk

2000 British Embassy, Moscow. Commemorative opening feature.

2000 Stony Stratford. Five Gateway Marker features.

2001 The Post Office, Rugby. Commemorative sculpture with lettering

2001 Magdalen College, Oxford. War memorial

2001 Wantage, Oxon. John Betjeman Memorial Park. Poetry installations.

2001 Bath. Poetry pavement, Milsom Street

2001 St Paul’s Cathedral. Memorial to Baron O’Brien

2001 Lee Valley Park, London. Carved Sculpture memorial.

2002 Millennium Monument. Woodstock, Oxon

2003 Winchester Cathedral. Gurkha Memorial

2003 Great Missenden, Bucks. Memorial to Roald Dahl

2003 Winchester Cathedral. Memorial to Bishop John Taylor

2004 St Pauls Cathedral. Memorial to Sir Humphrey Gibbs

2005 St John’s Church, Cardiff. Memorial to Sir Owen Temple-Morris

2005 Hampshire County Council. Sculptures, Glebe Gardens, Basingstoke

2006 St Paul’s Cathedral. Memorial to Sir Bertram Ramsay.

2007 Pillgwenlly Park, Newport, S. Wales. Public Art poetry installation.

2007 Recipient of major Arts Council grant for research into Mexican Sculpture and development of own studio output.

2008 Slough Town Centre. Public Art multi-cultural poetry installations

2008 Chichester Cathedral. Memorial to 12C Bishop Ralph de Luffa.

2009 Bodeian Library, Oxford. 9 new carved stone Gargoyles.

2009 Chichester Cathedral. Memorial to Gustav Holst.

2009 The Stone Library, Migrating Stones. Carved forms with poetry by Alyson Hallett

2010 Darwin’s Obelisk. University Museum, Oxford.

2010 Rockliffe Hall, Teesside. Poetry & sculpture installation.

2010 Bodleian Library, Oxford. New Benefactors’ panel.

2011 Word sculpture, Moorbank Botanical Gardens, Newcastle University.

2012 Carvings & decorative metal screens, Highgate School, London.

2013 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Commemorative Plaques.

2013 Westmill Woodland Burial Ground, Swindon. Standing stone.

2014 The Alchester Project, Military Museum, Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Commemorative Plaques.

2014 The Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre, Oxford. Royal commemorative Plaques.

2015 Kew Bridge Pumping Station development project, St James's. Sculpture with poetry Installations.

2015 OGM, Oxford. Focal stone Sculpture.

2016 The Longwall Library, Magdalen College, Oxford University. Benefactors panel, Royal commemorative plaques and stone signs.

2016 Winchester College new Library and Hall buildings, Winchester. Commemorative stone bench and glass screens.

2016 The Henry Box School, Oxfordshire. Stone and bronze sculptures with carved poetry.

2016 Highgate Junior School new building, London. Stone and bronze sculptures, architectural lettering, decorative gates.

2016 Winchester College Treasury, Hampshire. Benefactors commemorative glass panels.

2017 Downing College, Cambridge University. Commemorative benefactor slate plaque.

2017 Oxford University, Lady Margaret Hall. Commemorative focal sculpture and plaque.

2018 Kingham Church, large welsh slate commemorative memorial plaque.

2019 St Giles War Memorial Oxford, Inscription.

2019 Sculpture 'Coming Home' Tilbury Fields, Oxford.

2020 Sculpture 'Inspiration', The Rathbones Folio Prize.

2020 Hogarth's House, London, hand carved stone decorative garden markers.

2020 The Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, commemorative sculpture.

2021 St Catherine's College, Oxford University, building title stone and architectural lettering for the new Rotunda.

2022 Institute for Developmental and Regenerative Medicine, IMS Tetsuya Nakamura Building, University of Oxford, commemorative plaque.

2023 Commemorative Plaque to William Byrd, Lincoln Cathedral

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