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

Deep relief Welsh slate headstone

Deeply carved relief Welsh slate headstone Welsh slate headstone by Martin Cook This Welsh slate headstone has been deeply hand carved to create the effect of the tree in the foreground and the lettering sitting behind. The making of this piece was a lengthy process.  The Welsh slate had to be removed to [...]

By |2018-03-06T17:11:53+00:00March 6th, 2018|hand carved lettering, headstone, memorials|0 Comments

Welsh Slate Hand Carved Headstone

  Welsh Slate Hand Carved Headstone welsh slate hand carved headstone Martin Cook has very recently installed this beautiful Welsh slate headstone.  The Welsh slate is shaped to be soft and tactile, inviting the seer to touch and appreciate its beauty. The lettering is deeply hand carved by hand and individually designed to [...]

By |2018-01-08T18:15:11+00:00January 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

Slate Headstone

Slate Headstone Slate Headstone By Martin Cook slate headstone by Martin Cook Studio This elegant slate headstone was installed yesterday.  Martin Cook originally carved it several years ago and he has just added an additional inscription. Martin uses the very best Welsh slate for his memorials, headstones, standing stones, sundials and garden art.  [...]

By |2017-11-22T11:10:04+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 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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