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our process

Working with you for a perfect memorial.

Consultation and Advice

Design Proposals

Applications and Permits

Installation and Fixing

At Artisan Memorials we know that creating a memorial for your loved one can be an emotional time.

We work with you to take the stress out of the process and make sure you have a headstone you can be proud of for years to come.


Consultation - memorial process

Once you call or email us your initial requirements, we will collaborate with you to set up a time to discuss your needs in detail. We have many years of experience in the creation of top quality headstones, gravestones and memorial plaques and will be more than happy to talk you through the best options for honouring your loved one.

All of our memorials are bespoke, so feel free to make any request, no matter how unique! We can advise you on practical matters such as stone types, wording and the design aspects of your memorial. Our years of experience mean we have a catalogue of our previous work, so there will always be examples to illustrate your different options.


Designs memorial process

Following your consultation, we will create a series of sketches to give you a look at your options. It is one thing to discuss certain materials or lettering types and another thing to see what they look like in sketch form. That is why we will give you several options to choose from as a starting point for your design.

We will develop your chosen design, consulting with you all the way, until we reach the final choice. You will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and alter your gravestone design. We want to make sure you are completely happy with your design before proceeding to the next stage.

Creating a memorial


Once we have worked together to reach a final design, we order the stone direct from the quarry and begin work on your memorial. Where possible, we choose stone from the United Kingdom, minimising the environmental impact of our work and ensuring the materials are suited to the British climate.

In most instances we V-carve our lettering rather than sandblasting them, giving our memorials a timelessly elegant, professional finish. With Artisan Memorials, you know you are getting an excellent service every step of the way.

We take the hassle out of the process by making sure the memorial fits all of the requirements of the cemetery or churchyard it is destined for. We can handle all of the associated paperwork.


Fixing memorial process

Our qualified technicians can install our headstones anywhere in the UK.

They work according to the National Association of Memorial Masons’ Code of Working Practice and British Standards for Memorial Fixing, giving you the peace of mind that they are laid professionally and safely.

Our service includes design, memorial production, applications for permits and installation of the headstone. Contact us for more information.

Headstones and Memorial Plaques in Welsh Slate by Stonemason in South London
Grave stone
Headstones and Gravestones

Jonathan - Putney

A truly talented stone mason; Mark translated our ideas into detailed plans for us to approve. He then sourced a particular sandstone used in flour mill stones (our father was a flour miller) and the resulting, deeply engraved headstone not only looks beautiful, it will age gracefully and stay legible for generations. All of this artisan skill at a very reasonable cost and by the most affable of craftsmen. Dr Jonathan Botting

Art - Kent

Very impressed with the grave stone created for my family by Artisan Memorials. Mark is a real craftsman and a brilliant stone mason. Highly recommended.

Eley - Milton Keynes

Fantastic  service and the headstone is beautiful, it really stands out. We are so pleased, thank you.

Contact  Us

We are able to advise on all aspects of your memorial. Our simple process goes at your pace.

Artisan Memorials


Artisan Memorials

2 Westgate Court Avenue Canterbury

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