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Hand carved Portland Stone monument

Hand carved Portland Stone monument This impressive war memorial was designed and carved by hand at the Martin Cook Studio in Buckinghamshire. The Portland Stone monument features large hand carved letters and a relief carving of the globe.  The elegant and simple monument was designed by Martin Cook to impress upon the viewer the extensive [...]

Felix Dennis Shard Garden By Martin Cook and Gary Breeze

York stone standing stone by Martin Cook and Gary Breeze Felix Dennis Shard Garden by Martin Cook and Gary Breeze I have recently finished making The Shard Garden for the late publisher Felix Dennis.  I collaborated with artist Gary Breeze to make the 46 standing stones, each with incised poetry by Felix Dennis. [...]

By | 2015-08-06T11:24:01+00:00 August 6th, 2015|Martin's Blog|0 Comments

Martin Cook at the Bohun Gallery Henley-on-Thames

Martin Cook at The Bohun Gallery Henley-on-Thames Martin Cook will be contributing to the Artists and Music exhibition at The Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames. Martin is showing two hand carved Welsh slate pieces. Martin Cook will be exhibiting at The Bohun Gallery Henley-on-Thames

By | 2015-06-09T10:30:37+00:00 June 9th, 2015|Martin's Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | 2015-05-14T18:32:09+00:00 May 14th, 2015|Martin's Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | 2015-02-26T14:34:01+00:00 February 26th, 2015|Martin's Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]