Slate Remembrance and Memorial Plaques
create an impression with hand cut stone…
Inspire your customers, clients and stakeholders with truly unforgettable hand carved stone lettering. Perfect for public works such as architectural projects, sculptures, war memorials and one-of-a-kind plaques. I’ve had the absolute privilege of being commissioned to cut distinctive and elegant stone lettering for a number of public works.
Hand carved stone lettering for public works
Some of my most notable work in recent times has been for commemorative inscriptions in stone, such as when working on the King Richard III commemorative memorial plaque in the centre of Market Bosworth. Hand carved in Broughton Moor Cumbrian green slate, this piece was conceptualised, designed, sourced, hand carved and managed by me on behalf of the Market Bosworth Parish Council. The finished artwork now sits proudly in the town square.
Hand carved stone lettering for war memorial plaques
Commemorating our brave service personnel with elegant and distinctive heraldry and lettering is always an honour. I have completed a number of projects delivering hand carved lettering for stone war memorials. My more recent work includes cutting the lettering for the war memorial for The Guinea Pig Club, and an intricate inscription on the NAAFI Memorial, both situated at The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
I really loved working closely with sculptor Graeme Mitcheson to create these impressive and poignant pieces. We enjoy a close working relationship, as I do with many other architects and designers across the UK.
If you have a project that you’d like to discuss, please contact me here. Almost anything is possible so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
"Having ordered an ‘off the shelf’ headstone for my father, not realising there was a choice outside of this. I realised that I wanted something different when my son passed. I decided to try and go it alone. I felt overwhelmed by all the rules and regulations for the grave yard and council so put it all aside. A friend who knows Damian recommended him highly. From the very start we hit it off, he put all my ideas onto paper and created the most beautiful stone for my son. We as a family are all so pleased with the final result."
"Damian’s creativity is so special and he is an absolute pleasure to work with. He has an uncanny ability to put your thoughts onto paper and then onto stone - it’s simply magical!"
"I asked so many companies to create me something different as a memorial for my mum and was only offered plain, or religious options. Meeting Damian was a breath of fresh air. The process was easy and he kept me involved at every stage. I would be mad not to recommend him and his wonderful work."
"We found a gem in Damian, he made this very sad process easy and in a way freeing. We now have a beautiful memorial forever."
"I saw Damian’s work at Melbourne Festival a few years ago and each year I would visit his stand and admire his work. I am now the proud owner of a stunning plaque. Thank you so much."
"Our home came with a wooden name plaque, we commissioned Damian to create a new slate plaque and we are so proud to have this as a welcome to our visitors. Thank you Damian!"
"My experience of finding a headstone for my husband was so easy and so well managed by Damian. His compassionate nature and the fact that all the dealings with the Parish were taken out of my hands and dealt with made such a difference. I am so pleased that my husband’s headstone has embodied the simplicity and beauty."
"The undertaker I used for my loved one offered me a book to choose a headstone. However, I wanted some input, I did not want to have shiny black polished stone with gold writing. I wanted something bespoke and elegant that was more fitting. I could not have found a more perfect partner in Damian in working on the design. The finished memorial is beautiful and I would not hesitate to recommend Damian."
"I wanted an unusual gift for my friend’s nuptials. Damian’s wonderful design entwined their initials and carved them into the smoothest stone sculpture. They were ecstatic to receive it and It takes pride of place in their home!"
"We asked Damian to help us revamp a corner of our garden. He created a beautiful bench and bird bath making it a haven for both us and the birds!"