Date Plaque

Letter Carving A small commission to carve lettering into a blank plaque – left blank since the house was built. The trouble was that the person commissioning it was an old-school graphic designer. I studied graphics and was massively into typography and calligraphy. Back then computers were coming in but were dreadfully slow, so it […]

Posted in April 2019

Sundial Restoration

Sundial A lorry delivering to some of the homes in Richmond Park had backed into a 17th century sundial podium and knocked it over. On doing so it revealed that the sundial had been repaired more than once during its lifetime and one at least one occasion not that sympathetically. The stem had been knocked […]

Posted in March 2019

Cartouche

Cartouche Definition: kɑːˈtuːʃ/ noun 1. a carved tablet or drawing representing a scroll with rolled-up ends, used ornamentally or bearing an inscription. 2. an ornate frame around a design or inscription. “a coat of arms in a cartouche” In this case, the brief was to inscribe a memorial in the form of a cartouche. Preliminary […]

Posted in April 2018

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We were delighted with the craftsmanship, attention to detail and value of the service and work we received from you and and your colleagues.  The quote was accurate and you held to it, and the finished stonework looks lovely as well as being a secure investment for the future resilience of the porch and roof areas.  We shall certainly be looking to you in future years for further projects.  Not only was the crafstmanship and costing very good, we found your team to be pleasant, polite, clean and tidy and always alert to issues affecting the congregation and willing to adapt accordingly.
The Rev Dr Gordon Giles, St Mary Magdalene, Enfield