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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 [...]

Hand Carved Slate

Hand Carved Slate Martin Cook is currently creating hand carved artworks for The Bohun Gallery Christmas Exhibition, Henley-on-Thames. Martin has successfully exhibited at The Bohun Gallery in Henley-on-Thames  for over 15 years.  The title of the show this year is 'All Around The World'.  Martin has created two pieces.  One is a beautifully hand made [...]

By | 2017-11-14T16:13:34+00:00 November 14th, 2017|hand carved lettering, Martin's Blog|0 Comments

Hand carved Welsh slate house sign

Hand carved Welsh slate house sign This hand carved Welsh slate house sign was designed by Martin Cook for a client who did not want a run of the mill sign.  Normandy House is a beautiful, elegant house and a house sign to enhance that was necessary. Martin Cook used the very best Welsh slate [...]

Riven Welsh Slate standing stone by Martin Cook

Riven Welsh Slate Standing Stone by Martin Cook This elegant 8' high riven Welsh slate standing stone by Martin Cook was recently installed in the clients garden.  It was a private commission, a gift to Martin's clients husband. This riven Welsh slate standing stone was designed and hand carved by Martin Cook at his Buckinghamshire [...]

By | 2017-11-07T15:34:02+00:00 November 7th, 2017|garden carvings, Martin's Blog|0 Comments

Hand carved Welsh slate headstone

Hand carved Welsh slate headstone Martin Cook has recently installed this beautiful hand carved Welsh slate headstone. The memorial was designed to include lettering on the front and back of the headstone.  Martin hand carved the daffodils on the head of the memorial.  All the carving on the Welsh slate headstone was done by hand [...]

By | 2017-11-07T16:05:48+00:00 November 7th, 2017|hand carved lettering, Martin's Blog|0 Comments

Gardeners World BBC 2 14th October featuring Martin Cook

 Gardeners World BBC 2 14th October featuring Martin Cook You will remember from Martin's blog in August that  Gardeners World BBC came to Dovecot to film Martin.  The episode that features Martin talking to Joe Swift about the use of stone carvings in gardens will be on this Friday ,14th October on BBC 2. Joe [...]

Learning to carve lettering in stone with Martin Cook

LEARNING TO CARVE LETTERING IN STONE WITH MARTIN COOK   Learning to carve lettering in stone with Martin Cook at Dovecot Studio In July Martin promoted his letter carving courses at Hampton Court Flower Show. The response was huge.  We have just held the first Martin Cook lettering in stone weekend course. It [...]

By | 2017-08-28T19:11:49+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Martin's Blog|0 Comments

HAND CARVED GARDEN ARTWORKS FOR SALE BY MARTIN COOK

Hand carved garden artworks for sale by Martin Cook As previously mentioned in Martin's blog, BBC Gardeners World came to Dovecot to film for Gardeners World.  During the filming Joe Swift explored the gardens at Dovecot and discovered hidden artworks made by Martin Cook.  These pieces are now for sale. Each piece of garden artwork [...]

By | 2017-09-08T16:10:49+00:00 August 17th, 2016|garden carvings, Martin's Blog|0 Comments

Learn to carve lettering with Martin Cook

Learn to carve lettering with Martin Cook Learn to carve lettering with Martin Cook at this studio in Buckinghamshire. Martin will be running a two day workshop from his Buckinghamshire studio on 1st & 2nd October 2016.  This will be a great course for beginners and the more experienced. The day will start with a [...]

By | 2017-09-03T08:49:16+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Martin's Blog|0 Comments