Planning a decorative piece?
Let us help bring your ideas to life
People commission a decorative work for all sorts of reasons, a marriage, a birth, a special birthday or a 'just because' gift for a loved one. Hand-carved lettering has a clarity and expressive beauty and has long been used to inscribe names, dates, poems and prose on stone, metal or wood. For more than 30 years, we’ve helped people choose the decorative piece that is right for them. It all starts with a conversation – either by phone, or in person. We guide you through the process of selecting a letter carving artist and are always on hand should you have any questions.
The Carving Process
Whether it’s a large garden plaque or a small sundial you’ve commissioned, your artist will carefully trace your agreed design directly onto your chosen material. Only when the letters and images are absolutely perfect will the artist commit a hammer to the chisel and start to cut beautifully sculptural letterforms.
Installing your piece
Many decorative works won't need any specialist installation advice, but your artist will talk you through everything you need to know before your piece is delivered.
The Right Choice
Once we have an idea of what sort of piece you’d like to commission, we review the artists on our register. We’ll help you select the right artist to design and create a decorative piece that will be admired for years to come.
A Drawing Estimate
Once you’ve chosen your artist, you’ll chat with them by phone or email to discuss your ideas. From this, your artist will give you an idea of the costs. They will then create a drawing, this is a collaborative process, with you free to make suggestions on the design. Once you approve a design and the costs, you’ll receive a timing schedule.