July Open Studios
I first developed my love of lettering during my graphics course at college. With the help of my tutors I taught myself basic calligraphy and was lucky enough to be accepted straight from college into the David Kindersley Workshop, where my lettering skills were sharpened and I was taught to cut letters in slate and stone. After leaving the David Kindersley Workshop, I went on to work with Tom Perkins for about 8 months. I then joined Ivett & Reed as their Letter Carver. I worked there for 5 years and in that time, I carved a great number of interesting and rather challenging stones! I am now self-employed. My work consists mainly of commissioned Memorials, although I also carve lettered garden boulders, house plaques and signs, or anything that involves lettering in stone!