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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 [...]

By | 2015-02-26T13:06:00+00:00 February 26th, 2015|Martin's Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | 2015-02-23T15:02:15+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|Martin's Blog|0 Comments

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 | 2015-02-23T14:19:04+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|Martin's Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | 2015-02-23T12:39:32+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|Martin's Blog|0 Comments

Martin Cook at Grand Designs Show Live 2015

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 [...]

Hand carved Welsh slate war memorial plaque

Hand carved Welsh slate plaque by Martin Cook 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 [...]

By | 2015-02-19T15:25:07+00:00 February 19th, 2015|Martin's Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | 2015-01-27T15:36:23+00:00 January 27th, 2015|Martin's Blog|0 Comments

Hand carved architectural lettering

Hand carved architectural lettering Martin Cook Studio produces hand carved architectural lettering.  In 2000 Martin Cook was commissioned by Sir Norman Foster to design and carve the lettering in the Great Court of the British Museum. Architects nationally and internationally now commission Martin to design and produce hand carved lettering in various types of [...]

Hand carved Welsh slate house sign

Hand carved Welsh slate house sign Martin Cook designed and carved this hand carved Welsh slate house sign.  Each of Martin Cook's pieces of carved art is designed at the drawing board by hand and carved by hand with hammer and chisel in the traditional way. Martin Cook also designs and hand carves garden carvings [...]

By | 2015-01-27T15:09:31+00:00 January 27th, 2015|house sign, Martin's Blog|0 Comments