Last week Stoneletters was the proud winner of a Good Funeral Award for "Best Maker of Hand Carved Memorials in an Indigenous Material". The award is a real accolade and testament to all of Fergus's hard work and devotion to his clients.
Capturing in great detail, the carving of letter D in slate. This video gives you a feel for the fluidity of the chisel with the hand, and the accuracy and attention to detail that is required to carve letters by hand.
Lettering in stone can look stunning in a garden setting. Examples of our work include slate obelisks and garden wall plaques. Hand carved lettering in stone can also be used for sundials, bird baths, benches and water features.
A wonderful afternoon spent visiting Pigotts, Eric Gill's former home: a fascinating place steeped in history. I trained under Lida Kindersley, who was married to David Kindersley. He in turn trained under Eric Gill, so my work owes much to Eric Gill's tradition.
This winter I was asked to carve and build an obelisk sundial for Buscot Park to celebrate the diamond jubilee of HM The Queen. But this was no ordinary Egyptian copy. For a start it has 6 sides rather than 4 and its main function is to hold a vertical sundial.