"Ben Stonard has recently worked for me in the making of an oak alter for the church of St Nicholas in Sutton, Surrey.
The design was minimal and simple in silhouette. As such juxtaposition of grains and maximum precision in decorative jointing and polishing was crucial.
Ben satisfied every requirement of skill and customer relationships put before him.
His craftsmanship is of the highest order and his perfectionist attitude to his work makes great demands of him.
He is unlikely to meet any client who could ask more of him than he asks of himself".
Past head of
The Sir John Cass School of Art