Monthly Archives: August 2012

Practice at home

These are all on offcuts and scrap limestone found at a local building site.   Drawn on paper and traced onto the stone, rearranging the letters as I went. The ‘A’ and ‘M’ should be slightly more slanted which I … Continue reading

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Some pics from last year’s quick London trip

From a couple of houses near the hospital in Catford. And some Celtic knotwork from somewhere near a bar within Canary Wharf (or as I prefer to call it, Torchwood)

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Lesson three

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Leptis Magna pics from 2005

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I’ve got loads of pics of the carvings at Leptis and Sabratha.  At some point in the future, I’ll dig them out and post them.

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Second lesson

Still using Maltese limestone, I drew an ambitious word to be carved.  With lots of help I finished it.  I’ve since gone back and smoothed the chisel marks down. Franka is the Maltese word for limestone.

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This looks interesting…

… I’ll watch it later… http://www.folkstreams.net/film,141 Since it was produced in 1978, Final Marks has become a classic documentary about lettercutting, in both monumental inscriptions and on gravestones. The filmmakers were given complete access over a two year period to the work … Continue reading

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First lesson in v-cut letters in stone

What a wonderful factory!  Massive, massive lumps of stone and marble in all shapes and sizes and massive, massive loud machinery.  Straight through to the back of the factory is a smaller and quieter area where I was give my … Continue reading

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