Andrew Swinley Named 2016 Craftsman of the Year

Posted on 09 May 2017 by Sydne Unnerstall

Andrew Swinley, carving foreman at Red Leaf Stone in Abbottsford, British Columbia, has been named 2016 Craftsman of the Year. This award was presented to Swinley at the MIA+BSI Awards Luncheon at TISE 2017.

Andrew Swinley (left), with 2016 MIA President David Castellucci and 2016 BSI President Aaron Hicken.

Andrew Swinley (left), with 2016 MIA President David Castellucci and 2016 BSI President Aaron Hicken.

Swinley began his career at the age of twenty as an apprentice stone mason, where he focused almost entirely on restoration. He then pursued a degree in Figurative Sculpture from the City and Guilds Art School in London. After twenty years as a self-employed stone carver, Swinley accepted a position at Architectural Stonemasonry, a division of Red Leaf Stone.

Swinley is grateful for this award and the opportunities it will bring.

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