Stephen L'Normand
Speakers Profile

Stephen L’Normand is an esteemed Guild Master, Master stonemason, and  renowned authority in neoclassical sculpture and architectural stone carving. With a passion for preserving global craft skills and culture, Stephen's rich background and experience have led him to advance the understanding and appreciation of stonemasonry and craftsmanship.

Through an eccentric and rare education and life, world travel and work at the highest levels of craft skills. A European craft lineage dating back to the eleventh century, a clientele of European and Middle Eastern royalty, Stephen lives in a world few know and even fewer have seen. A world of craft, music and poetry, where history, tradition and technology walk hand in hand, where philosophy, psychology, neurology and hand skills collectively known as “The Song” work together to create a better world for all it touches.

His distinguished career includes prestigious positions and accolades, Stephen has actively promoted craft training and supported craftspeople as the Primary Guild Master in various countries.

Stephen's dedication to fostering connections between communities, especially in conflict zones, showcases his use of craftsmanship to promote understanding and collaboration. His involvement in significant conservation projects and extensive portfolio of notable works across different historical periods and nations demonstrate his profound knowledge and skill in stonemasonry.

Aside from the craft, history and culture it is clear to Stephen through his life as an occidental civil arts master that many of the principles of craftsmanship lead to a healthier body and mind and a more fulfilling and sustainable way of living for all who follow them in everyday life, not only craftspeople.

As the Headmaster of The Guild of St. Stephen and the Defacto Guild Master in multiple countries, Stephen upholds the legacy of craftsmanship, history, and culture. His diverse background, encompassing crafts, world travel, music, poetry, and the integration of history, culture and technology, makes him a captivating speaker offering valuable insights into the colourful world classical knowledge and professional cutting edge conservation methods.

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