Memorials & Headstones

More and more these days I am approached by people looking for something very different to the modern, generally accepted, run-of-the-mill, polished black headstones with machined gold lettering as a lasting memorial to loved ones. As an artist, it is my aim to provide a unique, creative design particular to the client. All my lettering work is hand-cut using traditional methods with a mallet and chisels. I hope you will see within the examples here, the individual nature of my work.

If you would like to discuss commissioning a unique, traditionally-carved memorial headstone, follow this link to my contact page.

  Previous letter-carving examples

Previous letter-carving examples

This is a page of previous letter-carving examples. Here you will find hand-carved commissions, memorials, garden pieces and sculptures.

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  Memorial to a mason

Memorial to a mason

A ‘mixed-media’ memorial to a mason installed on the Black Isle with hand-carved wooden elements.

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  Musician’s wooden memorial

Musician’s wooden memorial

Here are images of a musician’s wooden memorial, carved in the shape of a guitar

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  Field stone memorial

Field stone memorial

Inspired by a stone I previously installed at Kincraig cemetery near Aviemore. Rough grey stone memorial.

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  Flowing water memorial

Flowing water memorial

This unique memorial flowing water memorial headstone was commissioned for a young photographer. Clovenside, Forres.

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  Fair Isle Headstone

Fair Isle Headstone

Caithness stone memorial for former musician and poet, Fair Isle, Shetland.

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  A second memorial for Gordonstoun

A second memorial for Gordonstoun

To join a headstone I installed previously at St Michael’s Church, Gordonstoun School, Macduff.

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  Silver moon memorial

Silver moon memorial

This large Caithness stone headstone commands a lovely position overlooking the Cromarty Firth.

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  Rounded sandstone headstone

Rounded sandstone headstone

A heavy, hand-carved Clashach sandstone memorial with sparrow carvings, Skene, Aberdeenshire.

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  Celtic knot headstone

Celtic knot headstone

An arch-topped Clashach sandstone memorial with Celtic knot work motif. Bellie cemetery, Fochabers.

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