The workshop is based in Cropredy in north Oxfordshire. Established in 2001 it offers a wealth of experience. Visitors are always welcome to see work in progress or to discuss a possible project. Phone or email in advance and we can make a date.
Our design ethos is
to create visually attractive lettering
that’s thoughtfully made
using the best materials
with great design that’s simple, unfussy, elegant
and is sensitive to location (in scale, materials and appearance).
Every inscription begins with a drawing or sketch on paper. This is where much of the initial thinking and designing is done. Paper is a great place to capture thoughts, share ideas and explore the possibilities of each commission. The stone or slate is hand carved with a hammer (called a dummy) and chisel. Whatever the method and material used, the aim is always the same – a beautiful lettering, thoughtfully made, using the best materials.