Alec has carved a memorial tribute to Sir Roger Bannister.
Green slate ledger stone with Portland stone, Wolvercote, Oxford.
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 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.
Alec visited the memorial park in Wantage, Oxfordshire, along with Trustees, to give advice on the upkeep of his stone sculptures with lettercutting - poetry in the landscape memorial tribute to John Betjeman.
This beautiful park close to John Betjeman's former home in Wantage, is a celebration of the life and work of the poet. Alec's stone sculptures are a delight to discover in the natural woodland surroundings.