A memorial need not be a headstone or plaque - we were commissioned to make this new stone vase for flowers as a unique and special tribute to a Churchwarden. Alec shaped the limestone by hand and carved the design and lettering boldly, to make a beautifully textured tactile form.
Alec delivered the final stones to Kew, London, completing his Poetry In The Landscape artwork.
This 'Water' themed work is hand carved in natural stone with poetry by Dr Alyson Hallett, and was serenaded on unveiling by Mhairi Lawson.
Alec has just completed this beautiful memorial headstone. He carved the lettering by hand into a large slab of Hornton stone - a gorgeous mottled blue green grey coloured stone quarried near Banbury. The cross and initials were gilded with 22ct gold leaf and a small salamander was carved creeping up the side of the stone, chosen as a specially significant symbol for the family.
On the day that Alec installed the headstone in the Churchyard, he found a small live salamander creature as he prepared the ground.
Alec's hand carved memorial standing stone at Westmill Woodland Burial Ground, with fire bowl before a ceremony.
Artworks Shown At Avebury Manor Gardens - Reported by the Gazette and Herald
SCULPTURES in Avebury Manor provided by a range of artists have been on show for the public within the National Trust garden.
From stylised head stones to glass flowers mixed among real blooms, more than 80 works of art have been set up at the beauty spot.
Hazel Barry-Scott, senior visitor experience officer at Avebury, in Marlborough, said: “The sculptures look wonderful, they really complement the garden and add a different dimension as you explore each garden room.
“Many of the artists are local and each has a unique style, so there’s something for everyone, from glassworks to bronzes, wood and ceramic – and all are for sale if you can’t resist the temptation.”
Included in the selection is a head in stone made from Clipsham stone, created by artist Fiona Peever from Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.
The has event returned due to its popularity when it was launched last year and opened on Friday. It will run until October 1 with and is included in the standard ticket price for the National Trust location.