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After a very long break due to the Covid-19 pandemic I am now carving new stones and preparing unpublished photographs from previous placings.  Updates coming soon...

This is an ongoing project initiated by an interest in the durability of fired clay over long periods of time, and the cultural and economic value that can accrue to ancient artefacts - even those of mundane origin. At its conclusion it will consist of one thousand hand carved and numbered clay stones dispersed around the Earth at a thousand locations. Each participant places a stone at a location of their choosing and records it via photographs and the date/time of placing. At the time of writing 327 stones have been placed in 60 countries by the artist and a number of volunteers. Locations include UK sites, Europe, USA, Russia, Australia, South America, Tanzania, Scandinavia, China and many other towns/places around the world. As this is still a live project I will update the site with selected images as the information is returned. If you are interested in taking part please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   


Global Locations Map.  21st October 2018.


UK Locations Map.  21st October 2018.


Stone 321 placed at Pati Valley, Chapada Diamantina National Park, Brazil.  4th August 2018.  (Laura Paunero)


Stone 319 placed at Machu Picchu, Peru.  25th August 2018.  (Ryan Young)


Stone 324 placed at Lake Sachavacayoc, Tambopata Reserve, Peru.  28th August 2018.  (Ryan Young)


Stone 327 placed at Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands.  16th August 2018.  (Ryan Young)


Stone 320 placed at Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA.  23rd July 2018.  (Ryan Young)


Stone 308 placed at Wiedlisbach, Switzerland.  25th May 2018.  (Ryan Young)


Stone 271 placed on the Tanzania-Kenya border, Maasai Mara National Reserve.  26th January 2018.  (Roy & Veronica Pickering)


Stone 201 placed at Garlieston, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.  17th August 2018.  (Katharina Fitz)


Stone 273 placed at Penestanan, Ubud, Bali.  October 2017.  (Carly Stafford)


Stone 326 placed at Mars Hill, Lynmouth, Devon.  24th June 2018.  (Andrew Harris)


Stone 272 placed along the road to Lake Bunyonyi, near Kabale, Uganda.  September 2017.  (Ben Wise)


Stone 310 placed at Myrtleberry, near Watersmeet, Devon.  22nd June 2018.  (Andrew Harris)


Stone 296 placed at the Cathedral of the Annunciation, The Kremlin, Moscow.  15th December 2017.  (Naomi Peachey)


Stone 306 placed at Rose Island, Bahamas.  5th January 2018.  (Anna Hor)


Stone 294 placed at Blue Lagoon, Iceland.  16th December 2017.  (Sophie McKinney)


Stone 293 placed at San Sebastian, Spain.  19th December 2017.  (Marilyn Jones)



Stone 301 placed at MacDonald Vault, Kilmore Church, Skye, Scotland.  6th October 2017.  (Jez Noond)


Stone 283 placed at Museum Building, Trinity College, Dublin.  4th September 2017.  (Andrew Harris)


Stone 303 placed at Sheagoru Camp, Spiti Valley, Hampta Pass, India.  24th August 2017.  (Lharne Shaw)


Stone 275 placed at Portmeirion, Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales.  12 July 2017.  (Andrew Harris)


Published in Andrew Harris

The Roving Stones, an article by Andrew Harris about his global ceramic installation, appears in the July/August 2016 issue of Ceramic Review.  It explores the longevity of ceramic objects and Andrew's installation in 177 locations in 46 countries.

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