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  • Hand carved memorial to Robin Gibb by Martin Cook

    Hand carved memorial to Robin Gibb by Martin Cook   This week marks the finish of a project that I am very proud to have been commissioned to make.  The hand carved memorial to Robin Gibb. The brief was to create a hand carved memorial that had a Celtic feel and celebrated the life of one of the most successful singer/songwriters of the last 50 years. The hand carved memorial is made from Kilkenny limestone.  The front ...

    Posted at May 14, 2015 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • Welsh slate house sign

    Welsh slate house sign This elegant Welsh slate house sign was hand carved by Martin Cook.  You can see many examples of Welsh slate house signs on Martin's gallery. Martin likes to hand carve into natural British stone such as Welsh slate, Cumbrian slate, Portland stone and Bath Stone.  Fine hand carved lettering looks beautiful in British slate and will last for many many years. Martin, a lover of music, ...

    Posted at February 26, 2015 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • Hand carved inscription at Dulwich Picture Gallery

    Hand carved inscription, Dulwich Picture Gallery Earlier this week Martin spent the day on his knees producing this hand carved inscription at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Martin has created many hand carved inscriptions for the Dulwich Picture Gallery over the years.  Martin's hand carving can also been seen on his largest project to date, The Great Court of The British Museum. Each letter is hand drawn and hand carved in stone.

    Posted at February 26, 2015 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • Portland stone headstone hand carved by Martin Cook

    Portland stone headstone hand carved by Martin Cook Here is a beautiful example of a Portland stone headstone by Martin Cook.  Martin makes individually hand carved headstones from natural British stone such as Portland stone, Welsh slate, Cumbrian slate and York stone. Martin designs at the drawing board, each letter is hand drawn.  His style is creative and elegant. ...

    Posted at February 23, 2015 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • Hand carved headstones

    Hand carved headstones The process starts at Martin Cook's studio with an meeting with the family. Together they discuss the life of those they are remembering, this gives Martin a feel of the style for the design.  Once the client has approved the initial drawing of the hand carved headstone, and permission has been given by the Church or cemetery authority, work will begin on the making of the hand carved headstone.

    Posted at February 23, 2015 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • Hand carved headstones

    Hand carved headstones Martin Cook studio produces beautiful hand carved headstones made from natural British stone such as Welsh slate, Cumbrian slate, Portland stone. Each hand carved headstone is designed after careful discussion with the client, ensuring that the finished hand carved headstone reflects the life of those remembered. Hand carved headstones can be traditional in style or contemporary.  Some with simple sentiment and some clients prefer intricate hand carved details.  Welsh slate ...

    Posted at February 23, 2015 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • Martin Cook at Grand Designs Show Live 2015

    Martin Cook at Grand Design Show Live 2015    Martin Cook at Grand Design Show Live 2015, exhibiting his beautiful hand carved art pieces for the garden and home. Martin Cook is well known for his hand carved garden pieces made from natural British stone.  Each piece is individual and hand ...

  • Hand carved Welsh slate war memorial plaque

    Hand carved Welsh slate war memorial plaque Martin Cook has recently designed and made this hand carved Welsh slate war memorial plaque. This hand carved Welsh slate war memorial plaque is to celebrate the soldiers of Martin's old school, Merchant Taylors. Martin designs each piece of work individually, working ...

    Posted at February 19, 2015 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • Relief carving in Cumbrian slate by Martin Cook

    Relief carving in Cumbrian slate by Martin Cook

    Posted at January 28, 2015 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • Rustic riven Welsh slate hand carved headstone

    Rustic riven Welsh slate hand carved headstone This Rustic riven Welsh slate hand carved headstone was designed and hand carved by Martin Cook at his Buckinghamshire carving studio.  Martin Cook makes beautiful and individual hand carved memorials. The headstone perfectly reflects the life of those remembered. Each headstone or memorial is designed at the drawing board after long consultation with the client.  It is them shaped from the very finest natural British stone material.  The design is drawn ...

    Posted at January 27, 2015 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
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