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Headstones

Often a stones location demands that it's front be regarded as the prominent view. But with each stone being a three-dimensional object, exploiting this sculptural potential is always uppermost in my design considerations.

Below are a few examples of memorial designs along with a selection of carving details showing a variety of subject matter and carving treatments.

-Wing-

-Wing-

Material - Kilkenny Limestone

-Wing (detail)-

-Wing (detail)-

-Salmon-

-Salmon-

Material - Kilkenny Limestone.

-Salmon (back)-

-Salmon (back)-

-Lily-

-Lily-

Material - Aura Limestone

-Lily (back)-

-Lily (back)-

-Still-

-Still-

Material - Cumbrian Blue/Grey Slate.

-Still (Back)-

-Still (Back)-

-Yin Yang Fish-

-Yin Yang Fish-

Material: Nabresina Limestone with Kilkenny Limestone inlay

-Yin Yang Fish (back)-

-Yin Yang Fish (back)-

Material: Nabresina Limestone

-Gerbera-

-Gerbera-

Material - Nabresina Limestone with Welsh Slate inlay

-Gerbera (detail)-

-Gerbera (detail)-

-Seed-

-Seed-

Material- Kilkenny Limestone 

-Seed (detail)-

-Seed (detail)-

-Fern-

-Fern-

Material-Cumbrian Blue/Grey Slate. Surface finish-Fine rubbed.

-Fern (detail)-

-Fern (detail)-

-Recorder-

-Recorder-

Material-Cumbrian Blue/Grey Slate. The surface of the stone being its natural riven finish.

-Stile-

-Stile-

Reverse of the Recorder stone. An instance which allowed for the back of the stone to incorporate an element of design.

-Dolphin-

-Dolphin-

Material: Nabresina Limestone

-Daffodil (detail)-

-Daffodil (detail)-

Carved in sunken relief.

-Bumble Bee (detail)-

-Bumble Bee (detail)-

Carved in raised relief. 

Material: Nabresina Limestone

-Short stories-

-Short stories-

Area of design utilizing the back of the stone 

-Star of David (detail)-

-Star of David (detail)-

Ledger stone.

Material: Nabresina Limestone

-Strength (detail)-

-Strength (detail)-

-Salmon (detail)-

-Salmon (detail)-

Carving details

-Raised relief- Instance where the surrounding stone is removed leaving the carved form above the surface.

-Sunken relief- This being a situation where the carving is below the surrounding stone surface.