In close consultation with clients, I design and make headstones, lawn-memorials, and commemorative bird-baths to honour your loved one appropriately.
These memorials reflect the character, life and loves of the deceased, so will be more meaningful and personal than those cut by machine to a standard design. My work is entirely hand-crafted and is priced according to size and complexity. As a rough guide, upright headstones cost from £2,000 and lawn memorials cost from £450. I take care of the necessary Diocesan paperwork, which can be daunting, especially for the bereaved. When a commission is underway, I ask for a down-payment of half the total estimated costs then the balance once the memorial is complete.
'You have done a really wonderful job. It is full of character and creative flair and we love its glorious individuality. Thank you so much, and I know my parents would be absolutely delighted with it.' 'Thank you for doing a beautiful job, we are truly grateful.' 'You did a fantastic job!'
I have renovated War Memorials in Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Norfolk. My work is sensitive and sympathetic to the natural ageing process of the stone, so I never use harsh chemicals and will only remove lichens that completely obscure inscriptions. In 2021, I was the proud recipient of a Natural Stone Federation Award for my part in the renovations to Cromer War Memorial.
I have been a member of the National Association of Master Letter-Carvers (affiliated to N.A.M.M.) since 2003.