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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 |2020-09-08T15:49:47+01:00March 6th, 2018|hand carved lettering, headstone, memorials|Comments Off on Deep relief Welsh slate headstone

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 [...]

By |2020-09-08T15:49:47+01:00March 6th, 2018|hand carved lettering, headstone, Martin's Blog, memorials|Comments Off on Welsh slate memorial stone

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 |2020-09-08T15:49:47+01:00January 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Welsh Slate Hand Carved Headstone

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 [...]

By |2020-09-08T15:49:47+01:00January 8th, 2018|architectural lettering, garden carvings, hand carved lettering, hand carved signage, headstone, Martin's Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hand carved slate memorials

Lettering in wood by Martin Cook

Lettering in wood by Martin Cook Hand carved lettering wood by Martin Cook Martin hand carves lettering on natural British stone such as slate, limestone, Portland stone and Cumbrian slate.  However he is also very well know the design and making of lettering carved in wood.   carved lettering in wood by martin cook [...]

By |2020-09-08T15:49:47+01:00November 27th, 2017|architectural lettering, hand carved lettering, hand carved signage, house sign, Martin's Blog|Comments Off on Lettering in wood by Martin Cook

Slate Memorials

Slate Memorials Riven Slate Memorials Sometimes a smooth finish to a slate memorial does not reflect the character of the loved one remembered.  Many of Martin Cook's clients decide to have a natural slate memorial but made from riven slate. A more natural and rustic feel than other slate memorials. Here are a few examples [...]

By |2020-09-08T15:49:48+01:00November 27th, 2017|hand carved lettering, headstone, Martin's Blog|Comments Off on Slate Memorials

Architectural Lettering

Architectural Lettering Architectural Lettering by Martin Cook Over Martin's long and varied career he has had the priviledge of working with some great architects to design and carve fantastic lettering that will stand the test of time.  He is greatest commission was from Sir Norman Forster to carve the lettering and inlaid floor at the [...]

By |2020-09-08T15:49:48+01:00November 23rd, 2017|architectural lettering, hand carved lettering, hand carved signage, Martin's Blog|Comments Off on Architectural Lettering

Slate House Signs

Slate House Signs Welsh Slate House Signs hand carved by Martin Cook Martin Cook uses the finest slate to create individual, beautiful house signs.  Each one designed to compliment the style of the clients home.  Welsh slate is perfect for producing fine hand carved lettering.  All Martin's designs are hand drawn at the drawing board, [...]

By |2020-09-08T15:49:48+01:00November 23rd, 2017|architectural lettering, hand carved lettering, hand carved signage, house sign, Martin's Blog|Comments Off on Slate House Signs
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