Martin is currently working on a cumbrian green slate panel of standing stones for little missenden churchyard. You can see martin beautiful hand drawn design for the piece. The tree of life and the verse are all hand carved in the traditional way with hammer and chisel.
Martin was recently commissioned by Downing Street to carve 4 portland stone panels commemorating the life of Lord Mountbatten. The plaque were unveiled last week by the daughter of Lord Mountbatten. The event was attended by Downing Street staff and members of the family.
THIS SUMMER MARTIN WILL BE TAKING PART IN THE BUCKS OPEN STUDIOS. HE WILL BE EXHIBITING ALONG SIDE OTHER LOCAL ARTISTS AT WYCOMBE COURT HOUSE IN LANE END. HE WILL BE SHOWING HIS GARDEN CARVINGS SUCH AS SUNDIALS, BENCHES AND STANDING STONES. ALL HIS HAND CARVED PIECES ARE MADE FROM NATURAL BRITISH STONE WELSH SLATE, PORTLAND [...]
I was recently commissioned by RAF to make a memorial to RAF Medical Services memorial at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire. I designed and produced a 8 feet tall Welsh slate and glass standing stone. The letters were hand carved into the Welsh slate and the lettering and emblem was blasted into glass at the [...]
Martin is exhibiting again this year at Hampton Court. Stand number PK96 Martin will be showing a selection of new carved garden features including a riven slate standing stone sundial, oak benches and 'Enjoy life' standing stone. There will be a carving demonstration throughout the week. Sundials, benches and standing stones at Hampton Court Flower [...]
Martin Cook at Chelsea Flower Show 2011 - Artisan Garden Here are some images from our Silver-Gilt medal winning Artisan Garden. SILVER-GILT MEDAL AT CHELSEA FLOWER A Literary Garden Chelsea Flower Show was a great success. We were awarded a Silver-Gilt medal (according to Alan Titchmarsh we were robbed of Gold!) I [...]
Letter-carver Martin Cook has just returned from visiting Blair Castle, in Scotland, where a Welsh Slate sundial he made as part of the Art & Memory Collection for the Memorial Arts Charity, has been installed in the castle garden. The Welsh slate sundial was hand carved with the background of the lettering carved away. Slate [...]