Welsh slate headstone

Welsh slate headstone Welsh slate is a wonderful medium for carving fine lettering.  I only use the best Welsh slate and will often travel to the quarry to select the slate personally. I love the simplicity of this particular headstone.  It is elegant and timeless and the perfect memorial to a young life. Each piece [...]

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 [...]

By |2018-03-06T17:52:41+00:00March 6th, 2018|hand carved lettering, headstone, Martin's Blog, memorials|0 Comments

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 [...]

Hand carved lettering in oak by Martin Cook

Hand carved lettering in oak by Martin Cook Martin Cook's hand carved and gilded lettering in oak Hand carved lettering in oak by Martin Cook This hand carved lettering can be seen at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.  The lettering has been intricately carved into the oak using [...]

By |2016-02-05T14:43:32+00:00February 5th, 2016|Martin's Blog|0 Comments

Hand carved architectural lettering

Hand carved architectural lettering Martin Cook Studio produces hand carved architectural lettering.  In 2000 Martin Cook was commissioned by Sir Norman Foster to design and carve the lettering in the Great Court of the British Museum. Architects nationally and internationally now commission Martin to design and produce hand carved lettering in various types of [...]

Hand carved Welsh riven slate standing stone

  Hand carved Welsh riven slate standing stone This hand carved Welsh riven slate standing stone was first exhibited at Chelsea Flower Show 2014.  Alan Titchmarsh saw it and fell in love.  The hand carved Welsh riven slate standing stone now takes pride of place in Alan Titchmarsh's private garden. Martin Cook exhibits all pieces [...]

By |2015-01-27T14:19:05+00:00January 27th, 2015|garden carvings, Martin's Blog, Welsh slate standing stone|0 Comments

Hand carved slate signs by Martin Cook

Hand carved slate signs by Martin Cook   Hand carved slate signs at Kata Rocks, Phuket I was approached last year by Richard Pope to design and hand carve slate signs to be installed at Kata Rocks, Phuket.  We were given a deadline for installation of 5th December.  We pulled out all the stops!  The [...]

By |2014-01-13T15:41:47+00:00January 13th, 2014|Martin's Blog|0 Comments
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