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.
Last week on Thursday 8th September I made a trip to Porchester Hall in London for the annual Good Funeral Awards Ceremony. We had been nominated in the category of "Best Maker of Hand Carved Memorials in an Indigenous Material". It was a grand affair with champagne and a three-course meal. It was a great opportunity to meet the founders of the Natural Death Centre and to speak to vicars and funeral directors, florists and cemetery managers who all shared a similar passion for helping the bereaved to cope with and talk about death more openly.
It was a lovely bonus to be declared the winner of our category, and I had to walk on stage to receive an award from GMTV's Penny Smith. I was only sad that Fergus couldn't have been there too to celebrate our work with members of the funeral community which is recognising the importance of commemoration with the introduction of a category for memorials for the first time this year. It was an honour to receive the award and we would like to thank all of our clients who have written testimonials over the years, and continue to spread the good word about our work.
Fergus created Stoneletters Studio in 2003, after training at the Kindersley Workshop. He is a member of the prestigious Master Carver's Association.