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Antarctic Memorial Dedication in St Paul’s Cathedral

The Antarctic Memorial plaque I carved was dedicated following a special Evensong on 10 May 2011. Here is a photograph of the finished plaque.

The Antarctic Memorial in the crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral, London was dedicated following a Special Evensong on 10 May 2011. The plaque, which measures 1100mm in diameter, was made using riven Welsh Slate. The continent of Antarctica is Carrara Marble, and has been inlaid into the slate using water jet technology, ensuring absolute accuracy. The penguins were carved in relief to a depth of approximately 4mm.

See the original commemorative plaque design and read more about the background of the plaque here.

antarctic memorial plaque
Fergus W
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Fergus Wessel

Designer and letter-carver

Fergus created Stoneletters Studio in 2003, after training at the Kindersley Workshop. He is a member of the prestigious Master Carver's Association.