Workshop News : Opening plaques

  • David Cameron unveils stone obelisk

    David Cameron unveils stone obelisk

    Last month I was commissioned to make a stone obeslisk for Shipton under Wychwood to mark the opening of their new playground. This was to be unveiled by the Right Honorable David Cameron MP. In this case I started with a small riven slate obelisk and I had to fit the inscription to the piece of stone. The lettering needed to be cut deeply and clearly to show up against the riven slate background, and the format and style was meant to be playful rather than overly formal to reflect the site. In full sunlight the lettering reads very clearly without the need to be painted.

    Posted on 08/11/11 Read full article

  • Another Opening Plaque for Caterham School

    My latest opening plaque was unveiled last week by Stephen Smith MA, at Caterham School, to mark the opening of the Stephen Smith Sports Centre. Mr Smith, a former headmaster of the school, captained the rugby football teams of Cambridge University, Richmond, Hampshire, Barbarians and India, and also played scrum half for England. Caterham School is a co-educational HMC day and boarding school for pupils aged 3 – 18 years, situated on 80 acres in the beautiful, wooded Harestone Valley. This is my second opening plaque for the school.

    Posted on 11/11/08 Read full article

  • Star and Garter Opening

    On Monday 20th October, Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, The Honorable Lady Ogilvy unveiled my opening plaque to mark the opening of some new homes in Solihull. Since its foundation in 1916, The Royal Star & Garter Charity has provided an outstanding quality of nursing and therapeutic care to ex-Service men and women. Promoting independence and enjoyment of an active lifestyle has always been a priority for the Charity, ensuring individuals are supported in living life to the full.

    Posted on 23/10/08 Read full article