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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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, [...]