James Salisbury

James Salisbury is a lettering craftsman based near Biggin Hill in north Kent. He has run his own workshop since 1992 and makes memorials, plaques, architectural signage, garden objects and sculptural lettering exhibits.

Each new project is made with bespoke and uniquely designed letters for purpose. Favourite materials used include slate, limestone, sandstone, steel and brick. James trained at the City & Guilds of London Art School where he is currently the senior lettering tutor on the Architectural Carving course. He apprenticed to Richard Kindersley, followed by work with Ralph Beyer and Sally Bower.

James has enjoyed a long and productive association with Memorials by Artists. He shows work in exhibitions countrywide and teaches short courses. Recent projects include memorials at Highgate Cemetery, two in Scotland and a 40 metre stencil-painted poem at Waterloo Station. He always aims to work closely with clients to acheive the desired result and is happy to take on commissions throughout the UK and abroad. His work can be found in places as varied as Johannesburg, Moscow, Karachi and Luton.

Contemporary headstones

Classical headstones

Memorial tablets

Public works

Building plaques

Heraldry & religion

Garden pieces

Gifts & celebratory

Sundry works