in stone has become an extremely important form
of expression for me. It is a fascinating extension
of lettering into the 3-dimensional world. Stone
gives a feeling of permanence and strength. It has
more textural possibilities than other media, and
thus offers a wide field for artistic experimentation.
of my work in stone includes handcut lettering;
this can take the form of a headstone, a memorial
plaque, a house sign, a logo, etc. I also enjoy
sculptural work, including decorative pieces for
the home and garden.
My training in stone took place in the U.K. After
an extensive three-year study of calligraphy
at Roehampton Institute, I was fortunate to study
lettercutting and design with eminent letter designer
Tom Perkins. Later, I worked and trained with lettercutter
Alec Peever. I also studied masonry
and carving at Weymouth College.
my years of study and work in Britain, I was fascinated
by the wealth of lettering to be found everywhere
in the country, whether on buildings or sculptures,
or in churchyards and cemetaries. I especially enjoyed
studying the fine carving and lettering on old gravestones,
as well as those contained in Britain’s great
Each piece of lettering I design and carve is unique,
and can be created according to the customer's specifications.