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Memorials by artists

 
 
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Are you planning a memorial?

For more than 30 years, we’ve helped people to create unique and personal hand-carved memorials. This continues a centuries-old tradition of marking a life in stone with hand-carved lettering and beautiful design.

Designing the appropriate memorial and finding the right artist begins with a conversation. We talk over the phone, or in person, about what sort of memorial you would like. Memorials by artists are as varied as people, and can be simple or highly decorative. With your needs in mind, we review our register of 75 artists - peer approved by master letter carvers. We’ll help you to choose an artist who will work closely with you to design and create your memorial.


The Right Choice

Whether you have only a nugget of an idea of what kind of memorial you’d like, or have a more detailed plan, we can help. We will guide you through the process of choosing an artist and creating the memorial. Our register of artists includes only the finest letter carving artists in the UK. We also have publications available, with photos of memorials to help to inspire.

FIRST IDEAS AND THE Drawing 

Once you’ve chosen your artist, you’ll talk to them by phone or email or visit their studio to discuss your ideas. Your artist will give you an idea of the cost and create a design. This is a collaborative process, and you are encouraged to make comments and suggestions on the drawings. When you approve a design and costs, an application is made to your church or cemetery. Once approved, your artist will then give you an idea of the likely timescales involved.

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The Carving Process

Having prepared the stone, the artist traces the design and each letter is carefully spaced, creating rhythm and beauty. Only when the design is absolutely perfect will the artist commit  hammer to chisel. 

Installing your Piece

Once your memorial has been completed, your artist can install it for you. This ancient tradition, sometimes called ‘fixing’, ensures the stone is positioned in the best possible manner. Many people like to come to the installation, and artists welcome this.

 

Book a consultation

The memorial team is always available during working hours. If you would like a free consultation or chat, we are here to guide you through your decision making and advise on which artists would suit your requirements.

Fill out the form or contact us on

01728 688 393 / 01728 688 934.

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Further advice?

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browse the gallery

Some of our artists are featured here, but contact us if you would like to see more. Their beautiful pieces are also throughout the UK, and at the Lettering Arts Centre.

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Discover our artists

We work with over 75 independent letter-carving artists around the country, all of whom have been approved by a selection panel of Master letter carvers.

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Frequently asked questions

Some of your questions may already be answered on our FAQ page, but please feel free to call us as well: 01728 688 393 / 01728 688 934.


Our publications


Thanks to your amazing website, I feel the project is in very good hands. I was able to sit with the artist in front of my computer and show her examples of work that were appealing to me. I don’t know how I would have proceeded without Memorials by Artists.
— S.C.