Friday, September 04, 2015
We are very lucky to have an extremely talented stone engraver based here at Chilstone... Nigel is one of Kent’s leading stone engravers with over 30 years experience in the art. Last year he worked on many of the local war memorials renewing the engraving and making them beautiful again. He has completed prestigious work for some of the country’s leading gentry and societies including the SAS
Nigel's stone engraving on SAS plaqueStone engraving by hand is an ancient activity and a bit of a dying art form sadly, as the results are truly beautiful, so much nicer than machine engraving! Nigel can engrave anything on any stone piece, we frequently complete house signs... this particular project was a rather large scale commission which we wanted to share with you, it's caused quite a stir in the village! We designed and cast the blocks of stone which were then carefully engraved by Nigel's steady hand and fixed to the building with steel pins... The results are truly stunning, and the design agency; MCD London who commissioned us, passed on some lovely feedback:
The general public comment a lot on how fabulous the sign is and the local Vicar wrote to me personally thanking me for installing the stonework.Do feel free to contact us with any personalised stone engraving queries, we can engrave almost anything on to any piece you require, just ask us!