The Giants' Crossing: St. Piran Granite Appeal

by David Paton & Stephane Rouget in Falmouth

We did it
On 13th November 2017 we successfully raised £2,305 with 36 supporters in 28 days

We aim to raise this money to allow us to purchase a piece of Irish granite to complete our sculpture depicting the story of St. Piran.

by David Paton & Stephane Rouget in Falmouth

La Vallée des Saints (Valley of the Saints) in Brittany is an incredible arts project, which incorporates over 90 giant granite sculptures, celebrating a rich cultural and geological heritage. As an expansion to the project, The Giants' Crossing will involve the addition of further sculptures from the other Celtic nations. 

We are Stephane Rouget and David Paton, granite sculptors and artists based in Cornwall . We are thrilled to have been commissioned to produce the 100th sculpture for the 10-year anniversary of La Vallée des Saints, however we need your help.

We have started to carve the sculpture of St. Piran, with the idea of telling the story of this iconic figure through the material itself. The story of St. Piran starts in Ireland and references can be traced through Cornwall and into Brittany. In order to achieve this the sculpture has been designed to utilise the different granites found throughout these three regions.


We have sourced the granite for the base of the sculpture from Brittany, and the granite for the body from Cornwall. The missing link, which we need to tie the story together is a piece of granite from Ireland, which will become the around his body.

This is where you come in, and with your kind donation, you too can become part of this exciting project. We need to raise the money to allow us to travel to Ireland, source this last remaining granite piece and bring it back to Cornwall, allowing us to finish the sculpture in time for it to be shipped to La Vallée des Saints in May 2018.

To entice you we have created a range of rewards relating directly to the project and we hope that you will support us in this endeavor:

Postcard - £5                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1" Vial of granite dust from the sculpture - £10                                                                                                                                             Original design T-Shirt - £50                                                                                                                                                                                       40cm Model of finished sculpture - £200                                                                                                                                                            Original concept drawing, framed and mounted - £500                                                                             



Stephane and David

The Valley of the Saints

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A specially designed postcard featuring an image of the sculpture.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A 1" glass vial containing granite dust from the sculpture itself, a great keepsake!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A T-Shirt designed by Stephane and printed specifically for this project by Hager-Vor, a born and bred Cornish family business.

£200 or more

5 of 10 claimed

£200 Reward

A 40cm scale replica of the finished sculpture, using granite dust from the actual carving and made to order to coincide with the finished project.

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£500 Reward

A one-off original design concept drawing of the sculpture by David Paton , mounted and framed for display and signed by the artists.

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