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Raised lettering – February 2018

I recently completed this carving for a client who was very enamoured with the beautiful variety of Georgian carved and cast street names in his local town of Louth, Lincolnshire, as below.

The stone used was Portland, and the letter forms were based very much on a 1800s style designed for printing. I had to modify the style in drawing by condensing the letters due to the limitations of how long and thin the stone was.They were cut raised (see work in progress below), then the raised surfaces sealed with Keim mineral paint before painting with two costs of black enamel. The back was drilled for dowels so the stone can be fixed onto the wall rather than be built in.