GRAVESTONES, MEMORIALS AND HEADSTONES BY SIMON BURNS-COX
Simon Burns-Cox makes Hand Carved Bespoke Gravestones, Memorials and Headstones and offers all types of Stone Letter Carving. Simon works mainly in Stone and Marble but also in other media. Both hand tools and modern machinery and technologies are used. Simon Burns-Cox is based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland.
COMMISSIONING A HAND CARVED BESPOKE GRAVESTONE, MEMORIAL OR HEADSTONE
Commissioning a Hand Carved Bespoke Gravestone, Memorial or Headstone is a collaborative process which starts with an initial consultation with the client. Often at the time of bereavement, the client does not know what they require. Simon will take time to talk with the client about the deceased and what would be a suitable memorial for them. This will include:
The ideas for the design
The choice of materials to be used, and the maintenance of the material chosen.
The size of the work and its overall finish.
The timescale and the costs involved including installation.
The client will be kept fully informed throughout the whole process. There are a wide range of Gravestone and Headstone designs and sizes and dimensions need to be taken into consideration as every churchyard and cemetery have their own requirements. You may need to consult your local Parish Council before the process begins.
Suitable inscriptions and different types of fonts for the design will also need to be discussed.
Costs vary according to the type of stone used, the number of letters carved, the overall design and installation and delivery requirements. For a simple Headstone with a brief description, the cost will start from about £1250 upwards depending on the requirements.
There is a fixed cost with payment in advance before the work commences with a written commission agreement. If installation is required, this is an additional cost and may be done by a third party depending on location.
Simon Burns-Cox is based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland but works throughout the UK and overseas. All work can be delivered by courier at additional cost.
Simon Burns-Cox is an Associate Member of The Letter Exchange and a Licentiate Member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen, London.