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. Our experienced advisers will guide you through the process of choosing an artist and the memorial's installation. 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 letter carving artist, you’ll talk to them by phone or email or visit their studio to discuss your ideas. Your artist will then do two or three scale drawings and give you cost estimates. This is a collaborative process, and you are encouraged to make comments and suggestions on the drawings. Once you approve a design and costs, and it has been approved by your church or cemetery, you’ll receive a timing schedule.
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.
Meet our artists
We have 75 of the very best letter-carving artists in the UK on our register
Some of these artists are featured here, but please call or email us if you would like to see more. Our letter carvers are true lettering artists who invest much thought and consideration into every commission. Their beautiful pieces are sited throughout the UK, and at the Lettering Arts Centre.
Book a consultation
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.
The memorial team is always here during working hours to talk through your requirements. Feel free to get in touch on 01728 688 393 or 01728 688 934.
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.
Join our artists register
If you would like to join our register of approved artists please fill in the form on the link below to register your interest.