14th June 2018
One of our masons, Damien Briggs has recently carved the 'Roy Dog', a mythical canine, at Tout Quarry out of Portland Stone.
The mythical beast as high as a man, with fiery eyes (one green and one red), was said to live at Cave Hole on the the island, and would drag any traveller passing by into its watery lair.
Damien had been looking for a subject for his commission from the quarry trust when his wife, Vicky, suggested the Roy Dog. “As soon as she said it, I knew it was right, the quarry trust wanted something relating to Portland, so this was perfect. There was a big cavern at the quarry that I could use for the sculpture, the cave was built from different bits of scrap I found around the quarry.”