Fergus Wessel

Based near Oxford, my caring, compassionate and gentle approach, particularly with childrens' memorials and the relationship I forge with my clients is what I believe sets me apart.

I listen quietly and offer advice, but I do not hurry, and I am open to ideas.  Designs can be changed as many times as you need to.  Anyone who knows me will vouch for my kind and sympathetic approach.  If you give me a ring you will feel immediately at ease and confident in my experience. 

I set up Stoneletters Studio over ten years ago, and my fine memorials can be seen throughout the UK including St Paul’s Cathedral.  

My introduction to the elegance of letters and typography began at the Whittington Press in Gloucestershire where my mother worked as a typesetter and wood-engraver. An early love of stone carving and the interest in lettering led me to the Kindersley Workshop in Cambridge, where I trained as an apprentice. Since 2003 I have had my own workshop where I have so enjoyed meeting people, working with them and understanding their needs.

My work tends to be quite traditional and my conviction is that finely carved lettering and pleasing spacing are fundamental; simplicity is the key.

Contemporary headstones

Classical headstones

Memorial tablets

Children's memorials

Public works

Sculpture & architecture

Building plaques

Heraldry & religion

Garden pieces

Celebratory & gifts

Sundry works