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 hand carved lettering;
this can take the form of a headstone, a memorial
plaque, a house sign, a logo, etc. I also enjoy
working sculpturally, carving decorative pieces for
the home and garden.
My training in stone took place in the UK and Germany. After
an intensive three-year study of calligraphy
at Roehampton Institute, I was fortunate to study
lettercutting and design with letter designer
Tom Perkins. Later, I worked with lettercutter
Alec Peever in Oxfordshire and with stone carver Wolfgang Jakob in
Germany. My training in masonry
and carving at Weymouth College has proven to be invaluable in
my sculptural work.
coming to Britain, I've been fascinated
by the wealth of lettering to be found everywhere
in the country, whether on buildings and sculptures,
or in churchyards and cemeteries. I enjoy
studying the fine carvings and lettering on old gravestones,
as well as the sculptural works contained in
cathedrals and towns all over Britain.
Each piece of lettering I design and carve is unique,
and can be created according to the customer's specifications.