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Helping families create unique memorials

Artisan Memorials

About Us

At Artisan Memorials, we are a family-run business, which is why we understand the importance of honouring those family members who have passed. It’s our mission to help families all over the UK to create fitting tributes for their loved ones, that’s why all our headstones, gravestones and memorial plaques are handcrafted from the finest quality stone and feature deep V-carved lettering for a truly premium finish.

Why Choose a Stonemason for Memorials?

An expert stonemason with an artistic sensibility is able to understand letters and space in a way that a machine just can’t. We believe that the uniqueness of a person’s life should be captured in the uniqueness of their memorial, something that is more achievable through skilful letter design and traditional stonemasonry techniques.

Authentic Techniques

Sandblasting is a common method for memorial lettering that has become the norm due to its affordability. However, to achieve a high-end finish, V-carving is always recommended for the engraving of headstones and memorial plaques. Because of the techniques we use and the knowledge we have of our art, we are able to create bespoke, premium products at a highly competitive price.

Bespoke Designs

By putting good design and expert craftsmanship at the heart of everything we do, we are able to create beautiful, personal memorials to suit the individual needs of our clients. By listening to your description of the deceased and your wishes for how you would like them to be remembered, we can advise you on the perfect design to suit your needs.

Knowledge & Expertise

We are a family run business. As talented stonemasons, we are knowledgeable about the different types of stone, their individual properties and where to source the highest quality raw materials from. We are experts at working with a wide range of stones sourced from within the UK and Europe, including Welsh slate, Yorkshire sandstone and Dorset limestone.

The Best Stones & Suppliers

Stonemasonry is our craft, a craft that we have been honing for over 30 years, and we feel it’s the mastery of this that has allowed us to create unique, expressive memorials at inclusive prices. We want as many people as possible to be able to create a bespoke memorial for their loved one which reflects their character, which is why we want to reach as many people as possible with our work.

 

Consultation

Consultation

Collaborate

Detail

Once you call or email us your initial requirements, we will be in touch 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 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.
Design

Design

Sketching

Choices

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.    
Creation

Creation

Local Materials

V-Carve

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 throughout each and every step of the process. 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.  
Installation

Installation

Qualified Technicians

Professional

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.  If you are interested in collaborating with us on a memorial creation project, please contact us today.  

We work all over the UK, offering the complete service, from design to installation

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    Kate - London

    From start to finish, Mark provided an outstanding service in order to create a beautiful, thoughtful and lasting memorial. The care and attention to detail has made the experience so much easier. We did not want an "out of the catalogue" type memorial, and especially not a modern shiny/granite type stone. I was breath taken to see the timeless and loving memorial Mark created. We cannot thank you enough, you are extremely talented!

    Frank - St.Albans

    Working with David from Artisan Memorials was an absolute pleasure, the process was easy and the final stone was absolutely beautiful, exactly the result we wanted to remember our much loved Mum, I can’t recommend them enough, the quality of the workmanship was outstanding!

    Linda - London

    My bother, sister and I are so pleased with the headstone for my mum and dad that David and Mark crafted. We went to them with ideas, but we did know that we didn’t want a run-of-the-mill headstone. They dedicated time and brought to bear their expertise to marry their craftsmanship to our ideas. I know my mum and dad would love the headstone that marks their last resting place. Thanks Mark and David.

    Elise - Milton Keynes

    I have no hesitation in recommending Artisan Memorials - David and Mark were a pleasure to work with the headstone they created for my parents and grandparents were beautiful works of art. They went out of their way to help and support us and the results were perfect. Thank you!

    James - Canterbury

    Excellent service and quality of workmanship. Mark’s attention to detail was fantastic and he handled the whole process with a kindness and humour mum would have loved. Highly recommended.

    Lawrence - Hertfordshire

    We looked for ages but all we could find were mass produced headstones with basic lettering. We wanted something more individual and in keeping with mother’s memory. It was such a relief to find Mark. Our headstone is beautiful. Very highly recommended.

    Edward - St.Albans

    We had Mum’s headstone made using nabresina by Artisan Memorials and it is a truly wonderful work of art. Mark is an absolutely masterful craftsman. We have since had our house name carved into Welsh slate as we were so pleased. We cannot praise Mark enough and wouldn’t hesitate recommending him to anyone wanting beautifully engraved stone and who appreciates friendly and professional service.
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