Installation of a new memorial in Buckinghamshire, within a family mausoleum that we designed several years ago. A robust granite was selected for this massively heavy new ledger stone. We previously carved elephant heads (featured in the family's crest) on Portland stone entrance pillars and reflective quotation texts around the walled area, which have now weathered, naturally enhancing the carving.
Alec works to update and renew the St. Giles War Memorial , Oxford City Centre.
Do visit our Oxfordshire Artweeks event site no 45 - see our studio workshop with work in progress and exhibition of work for sale in our Gallery barn.
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.