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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 | 2018-01-08T17:15:23+00:00 November 27th, 2017|hand carved lettering, headstone, Martin's Blog|0 Comments

Portland Stone Headstone

Portland Stone Headstone Portland stone headstone hand carved limestone Have just uncovered an image of  this lovely Portland Stone Headstone that was made a few years ago.  The relief carving is beautiful and the hand carved lettering makes a very elegant memorial. Here are a few more examples of beautifully hand carved Portland [...]