Our workshop is located in the village of Milton under Wychwood in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We are only just over an hours' drive from London, and there are some wonderful pubs to visit as well as many beautiful villages, should you decide to make a trip to the workshop part of an extended visit.
We are often asked if we are NAMM registered. NAMM (The National Association of Memorial Masons) has a register of approved fixers called the RQMF, which we are included on. We also have full public liability insurance up to £5 million.
Last night Fergus attended a reception at the Burford Garden Company where the finalists for the West Oxfordshire Business Awards were announced and we were thrilled to learn we have been selected as one of the finalists! We are very proud of our team and our work.
We were delighted to be shortlisted for a West Oxfordshire Business Award 2019, in the category of Best Micro Business. We were visited by two members of the WOBA team and we were asked to share our business ethos and vision for the Workshop.
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.