Why Choose Artisan Memorials?
We use the wonderful range of natural stone available in the UK.
We design all our memorials with you from scratch.
Our deep V-cut inscriptions have a strong design emphasis and will last for centuries.
Most memorials available today tend to be mass produced, catalogue pieces imported from across the globe. The stone offered is limited and design is constrained to the number of characters and the choice of a few basic fonts. All too often the traditional V-cutting technique of the stonemason which brings so much to the character of the memorial is lost in favour of the less elegant sandblasting method.
At Artisan Memorials we think differently because…
Superior quality memorial stone is available locally without the environmental costs of cross continent transportation.
The arrangement and design of the lettering can be expressive and offers the chance to permanently evoke something about the person being commemorated.
Traditional V-Cut lettering is better. The play of light and shade when letters are V-cut into stone offers a sculptural, three dimensional quality which lifts the memorial and ensures that the inscriptions last for centuries.
Who are we?
Artisan Memorials Ltd is a family owned business, driven and inspired by the life long passion for lettering and calligraphy of its founder Mark Brooks.
Mark has over 30 years experience as a professional Letter Carver and Monumental Mason.
He has an extensive catalogue of public works and regularly teaches letter carving and calligraphy.
He is supported by his close family who share a passion for fine workmanship and customer service.
Together they offer a sensitive, compassionate and reliable service which truly delivers the highest quality memorials available in the UK today.
Some examples of Mark’s public work.
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2 Westgate Court Avenue, Canterbury
01227 786560 (Studio)
07939 237080 (Mark)