Martin Cook comes from a family of carvers dating back to 1730.
All of his work is individually designed and hand crafted using traditional tools.
Each commission is individually designed by hand on a drawing board. Martin uses his knowledge of historical letterforms and calligraphy to create a unique design. It is then hand carved into natural British stone or wood.
Previous clients have included members of The Royal Family, some of the world’s leading architects and many well known celebrities such as Billy Connolly and Sir Michael Parkinson.
His commissions range from house numbers, memorials, sundials, benches and standing stones, to the carved lettering for The Reading Room of The British Museum.
The family tradition continues with Martin’s son Matthew who has been an integral party of the workshop for the past three years.