“To commission a unique and individually crafted memorial is not always as expensive as people might think.”
To understand how memorials can be beautiful, take a tour of Highgate Cemetery; sense how the designs and inscriptions still speak from the past to move you today. In modern cemeteries the experience is usually very different as mass produced stones and mechanical lettering have increasingly become the norm.
An analogy, to help understand the distinction, might be the comparison between a print and an original painting.
Why Commission a Memorial?
Memorials that are personal, unique and in harmony with their environment are works of art. This can apply to even the most modest memorial. For many people commissioning a memorial may be the only opportunity they have for creating a work of art with a living artist craftsman. Read more...
The Art of Letter Cutting
Neil Luxton is experienced in cutting letters in a wide variety of different forms, styles and languages.
During the 20th century the work of Eric Gill and David Kindersley led to the revival of interest in letter cutting. Read more...
Choosing the Stone
The selection of stone available is wide ranging, but generally falls into four main categories: Read more...
The Memorial Design Process
The memorial process is one of very few activities nowadays which need at no stage to be rushed. The following summarises the key stages of commissioning and producing a memorial. At the initial consultation Neil will spend most of the time listening and helping friends and family formulate their thoughts and ideas. Many people then go home, to consult further with other friends and family. A further meeting or discussion with Neil may follow. Read more...