Here is a portfolio of projects involving hand-carved, hand-cut lettering/letter-carving. Whether in stone, slate or wood, all my letter-cutting is done using traditional methods and tools such as mallet and chisel.

October 14, 2013

As seen on BBC TV

I was lucky enough to have a pair of my carvings appear on BBC TV’s longstanding gardening series, Beechgrove Garden, recently.
September 24, 2013
Knockando Wool Mill knot sculpture

Knockando knot

This sculpture is now situated at the entrance to Knockando wool mill. It is about ten feet long and was carved from a single elm log. […]
September 24, 2013
Sycamore seed pod wood carving garden sculpture

Catch your breeze

What’s your name for it? Since I carved this large sycamore seed pod, people who have seen it have referred to it as a helicopter, a […]
August 24, 2013
Hand-carved sandstone headstone memorial

Rounded sandstone headstone

A heavy, hand-carved Clashach sandstone memorial with sparrow carvings, Skene, Aberdeenshire.
July 25, 2013

Celtic knot headstone

An arch-topped Clashach sandstone memorial with Celtic knot work motif. Bellie cemetery, Fochabers.
May 24, 2013
Hand-carved memorial slate plaque

Water fountain memorial

Hand-carved in slate, this inscription formed part of a commemorative water fountain, Stephen Cottage Hospital, Dufftown.
January 18, 2013
Letter-carving in stone

Gordonstoun school memorial

Just before Christmas I installed a stone memorial at the world famous Gordonstoun School.
January 18, 2013
Memorial_bench

Memorial bench

Another recently finished commission was to add an inscription to an existing, solid pine bench.
January 18, 2013
hand-carved lettering and stag wood house sign Strachan

Red deer stag and family name hand-carved wall-plaque

This was a lovely job that I was asked to carve for a client’s father’s 60th birthday present. It shows a red deer stag standing by […]
January 16, 2013

Roll out the barrels

Not everyone will know this but, Speyside, as well as being famous for its sculptor *ahem*, has also a pretty good reputation for its Scotch malt […]