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

Memorial stone in slate

Welsh Slate I was commissioned by family friends to inscribe a memorial for their daughter. Stone used was Welsh slate (the best to letter-carve). I received the slab from Wincilate based in North West Wales, known for providing for the finest letter carvers in the UK. It is incredibly fine relatively soft and unlike other […]

Posted in January 2018

Letter carving in slate

The Brief Letter carving in Italian slate in serif typeface, with 24 carat gold leaf gilding. My wife Jacqui is a teacher at a Church of England School in Surbiton and their motto is the 5 Graces: God, Growing, Grace, Giving, Guiding. I changed the order of the Graces and put God in the middle as […]

Posted in November 2016

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Geraint Davies was commissioned to design and carve a roundel to fill a vacant place above the main entrance porch to Saint James’s Church, Spanish Place. As a listed building of some merit and  one of particular interest in the Catholic history of London this was a sensitive task which Geraint executed with great patience and skill. I was impressed by the amount of time and care taken in preparing both the plans and the material for what has turned out to be a splendid addition to the visual impact of the church. Now that it is lit at night the roundel of the glorified Christ attracts much interest and is becoming a noteworthy (and sympathetic) part of the Marylebone architectural scene.
Father Christopher ColvenMarylebone, London