LETTER CARVING BASED IN CHELTENHAM
Bespoke carving commissions from a studio in the heart of the Cotswolds
OUR CARVING SERVICES
Traditional hand-carved designs
BESPOKE HEADSTONES AND ADDED INSCRIPTIONS
Commissioning a headstone to honour and remember a loved one can be an emotional experience and requires careful thought and time to reflect upon their character. James is able to work closely and considerately with family to design a truly unique and fitting memorial. This might include poetry, or other meaningful texts, as well as more formal elements such as heraldry or religious symbols. Sometimes a headstone requires an added inscription for an additional family member. James is able to match the lettering of existing wording to create a complimentary finish.
A hand carved stone plaque can commemorate a range of different events – from the opening of a building to a special visit, as well as much loved quotes or poetry to adorn a garden setting. Plaques also make interesting additions to indoor settings and can include imagery as well as text. James enjoys the process of combining both to create eye catching features which spark conversation and curiosity.
BESPOKE CARVING IN SITU
Carving can be carried out in situ if required - for example onto an existing wall or a large stone face. This is often commissioned in order to bring identity or character to a building, sometimes during a restoration or construction project, or when a client moves into a new home.
James designed and made a beautiful plaque as a memorial to my late Mother. He’s carved it on a lovely piece of slate and it’s now placed on the south wall of our church in Fifield.
I would like to thank you for your skill in designing a fine, elegant memorial for my late husband Robert. We are very pleased with the headstone, the lettering and the family crest so skilfully cut in Portland stone, a fitting tribute to Robert whose ship sailed past Portland Bill when he was with the Royal Navy. Thank you.