Fiona & Alec Peever Lettering & Scuplture

New Memorial Stone for Family Mausoleum - Reflect On Things Past

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.

Headstone Revisited

Whilst installing a new memorial in an Oxfordshire Churchyard, we were able to take a look at this headstone we carved several years ago. It's a good example of how the natural weathering process on limestone can enhance the carving and look beautiful in natural surroundings. Spot the yaffle in the beech tree.

New Memorial Stone in Oxford

Alec has carved a memorial tribute to Sir Roger Bannister.

Green slate ledger stone with Portland stone, Wolvercote, Oxford.

https://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/17708471.sir-roger-bannister-headstone-installed-at-wolvercote-cemetery/


New hand carved stone memorials

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.

Hand carved Memorial Headstone with sculpture detail

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.

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