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Hand Carved Architectural Lettering

  Hand Carved Architectural Lettering Architectural lettering in wood Here is some architectural lettering that I carved in Oxford.  It is on the face of the Blavatnik School of Government, Jericho, Oxford.  The building is magnificent.   Architects Herzog & de Meuron.  It was great to revisit the building recently and take some photos [...]

Riven Welsh Slate Standing Stone

Riven Welsh Slate Standing Stone Riven slate standing stone I made this piece for a private client so time ago.  I discovered this image in the archives and was delighted to rediscover it. It is always a great surprise when I find images of work that I had forgotten.  Over the years I [...]

Welsh slate headstone

Welsh slate headstone Welsh slate is a wonderful medium for carving fine lettering.  I only use the best Welsh slate and will often travel to the quarry to select the slate personally. I love the simplicity of this particular headstone.  It is elegant and timeless and the perfect memorial to a young life. Each piece [...]

Hand carved oak bench

Hand carved oak bench Yesterday we traveled through ten counties delivering and installing artwork to clients! This hand carved oak bench was commissioned by a client in Gloucestershire and it sits in the courtyard of their fantastic Cotswold stone house.  This was gift for my clients partner.  It looked perfect and the clients were delighted. [...]

Hand carved slate headstone

Hand carved slate headstone This hand carved slate headstone has recently been installed.  I only use the very best quality slate which is selected personally at the quarry.  The tactile soft shape is painstakingly created from a rough piece of slate.  Each headstone and memorial stone I make has been individually designed to reflect the [...]

Portland stone relief carved panel

Portland Stone relief carved panel This large carved Portland stone panel depicts The Buddha sitting under the Bohdi Tree.  I made this for our own kitchen.  It was a pleasure to make and it looks fantastic under the lighting. It is very rare that I make a piece as a personal indulgence.  My studio is [...]

Deep relief Welsh slate headstone

Deeply carved relief Welsh slate headstone Welsh slate headstone by Martin Cook This Welsh slate headstone has been deeply hand carved to create the effect of the tree in the foreground and the lettering sitting behind. The making of this piece was a lengthy process.  The Welsh slate had to be removed to [...]

By | 2018-03-06T17:13:58+00:00 March 6th, 2018|hand carved lettering, headstone, memorials|0 Comments

Welsh slate memorial stone

Welsh slate headstone carved by Martin Cook Welsh slate memorial stone I have recently completed the carving and installation of this Welsh slate headstone.  I worked closely with my client to create this beautiful piece.  I like to work closely with the families of those we are remembering.  Each headstone should reflect the [...]

Welsh Slate Hand Carved Headstone

  Welsh Slate Hand Carved Headstone welsh slate hand carved headstone Martin Cook has very recently installed this beautiful Welsh slate headstone.  The Welsh slate is shaped to be soft and tactile, inviting the seer to touch and appreciate its beauty. The lettering is deeply hand carved by hand and individually designed to [...]

By | 2018-01-08T18:15:11+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hand carved slate memorials

Hand carved slate memorials Martin Cook creates beautiful individually designed Welsh slate headstones from his Buckinghamshire studio. Each Welsh slate headstone is designed and carved by hand. Martin Cook only uses the best Welsh slate to create his headstones.  He travels to the Welsh quarries to personally select the very best pieces of slate for [...]