The sculptures by Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Masons Nina Bilbey, a British sculptor from Wells-next-the-Sea, in Norfolk, were commissioned by the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral.

The Queen unveiled Nina Bilbey`s statues of herself and the Duke of Edinburgh at The Cathedral to mark her Diamond Jubilee in 2015

See BBC report and more photos HERE and Daily Mail report HERE

Nina Bilbey, is a sculptor and senior carving tutor at The City and Guilds Art School in London.

She gained a B.A. Hons in Sculpture at St Martins School of Art before gaining a post graduate certificate in education from the University of Leeds. She has since done a diploma in stone masonry.  

Since 2000 Nina has specialised in stone carving and has been commissioned for several statues including ones for Hampton Court flower show.

She has also carved Gargoyles for St. Pancras Station and Saint Georges Chapel Windsor, and projects for The Houses of Parliament, The Royal Pavilion Brighton and Hereford Cathedral.

The founder member of ‘The London Carving Co-Op’, Nina has spent six months working on the Royal Barge and has just finished a major carving commission for a Private house in Cheshire.