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Designing a memorial

Designing the Perfect Memorial

Considerations when designing a memorial.

Type of Stone

Getting the right stone is crucial when designing a memorial. Unlike most memorial companies we create every memorial from scratch and are not restricted to a catalogue of imported ready-made templates.

At Artisan Memorials we can offer a wider range of stones sourced locally, without the environmental and financial overhead of importing from across the globe.

Our most popular stones can be seen here, however we offer personal and unique memorials using Clashach Sandstone from Scotland, Purbeck Limestone from Dorset, Saint Bees Sandstone from Cumbria, Caithness Stone from Scotland, as well as granite and marble.

All of our stones are suitable for the UK climate, each has its own qualities and characteristics which we can explain before you decide.

Welsh Slate

Portland Limestone


Yorkshire Sandstone

Stone Design

 When designing a memorial it is important to consider the shape of the memorial and to be aware of the rules applied by the churchyard or cemetery.

At Artisan Memorials we are able to create any shape and meet any specfication.

Select one of our most popular shapes or talk to us about your own design.

Lettering Design

When it comes to lettering most memorial companies offer a basic list of everyday fonts. Little consideration is given to the over all design and how the words sit on the memorial.

At Artisan Memorials we put design at the heart of everything we do.

We believe that inscriptions are the most important aspect of your memorial and work with you to arrive at a letter style that is appropriate, unique and sympathetic to the person being commemorated.

Example of Flowing Italic letter style.

Example of Formal Italic letter style.

Motif Design

At Artisan Memorials we are able to incorporate any pictorial design or motif into your stone.

Example of a simple shell design.

Example of a simple wheatsheaf design.

Example of a leaf design incorporated into inscription.

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