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A slate headstone designed together with the customer Maria Gist.
Fixed in Rewe churchyard near Exeter, Devon.

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ohn Adie was co-founder, with his wife Penny, of the Two Moors classical music festival on Dartmoor and Exmoor, which they established in 2001 to cheer people up and help regenerate the area after its rural economy had been devastated by the foot and mouth outbreak.  This headstone is sited in the Dulverton Cemetery, Somerset.

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Slate headstone fitted in Lympstone cemetery.

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Hand carved pebble, a “green burial” memorial.

Memorial Restoration:  Before and After - Cleaning, painting and gilding




Reclaimed slate supplied by client and kept rustic, lettering hand chased to finish.



A 2ft x 2ft slate plaque with hand chased lettering, to be sited in a private garden in Cornwall. Thoughtful words indeed.



An Italian Limestone ( Nebrasina ) headstone with hand cut letters.  This sits upon a foundation and plinth  all below ground level


















In Situ refurbishment of headstones and memorials - Before and After

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A pebble memorial for an internment in a private garden, hand carved and painted in a colour tone to harmonise with the natural colour of the pebble.


Portland Stone Book


Bampton Stone Memorial



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Portland stone birdbath, representative of Horse Shoe Lake, Snowdonia

Portland Birdbath

Slate plaque placed in Dulverton Church, Dulverton , Somerset.



Hand chased lettering in Welsh Blue / Grey slate

Lettering in Slate


This Delabole Slate plaque was carved by Laurence over 15 years ago and was carved by hand. It is a replica of the original Bouchier plaque that had over the many years become partially illegible. The original can be viewed in the Ilfracombe Museum which is not far from the Pier where the replacement can be seen up close. The Pier is still in use by the trawler men and access is good should you wish to have a look at the plaque.

delabole slate


A plaster model of a Victorian Girl as part of a reconstruction of a 19c Fire Surround known as " The Four Seasons”

plaster victorian girl


A Sandstone Boulder from a Beach on the North Devon Coast



Hand Cut Lettering in Riven Slate

handcut riven slate


Portland stone carved in 1994

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Hand cut lettering into beach pebble



Slate with Flower Vase



Slate Headstone

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Portland Headstone and Plinth with Vase

Portland Headstone


Carving of Numerals into Welsh Blue Grey Slate








Reproduction Mouldings in Plaster


A Portland hand carved inscription and surround mould


Welsh blue / grey slate


Headstone in reclaimed York Stone upon reclaimed limestone plinth


Hand cut lettering into hand surfaced river stone from the River Barle Dulverton


 War Memorial in Dulverton, Somerset.


Slate Headstone



Cast ‘strigilations’ within timber surround


stone masonry 2.jpg (161505 bytes)Memorial plaque carved in Portland stone


S&M Additional 1.JPG (213403 bytes)New Queen Anne Coat of Arms


S&M Additional 2.JPG (151361 bytes)Slate Headstone


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