All images © Peter Chiappori 2011
Sculpture, Fine Art & Illustration
Lettering can be broken into essentially three types: Engraved, where the letters are deep cut "V-cut" into the stone; Etched, where the letters are gently sunk into the surface, and; Raised, with the letters themselves having mass. There are many ways to alter each of these types. Changing lettering styles is simple but finding the right form & spacing for the stone is important in good design. All good monument & memorial makers have prided themselves on these time-honored principals. Well balanced lettering styles & designs are critical from small desktop plaques to large gravestones. Granite is one of the best & hardest stones for monuments & lettering & will last for centuries.
Irregular plaques can be either formal or informal for any setting or occasion. At least one flat bottom edge is
desirable but almost any shape can be created. All pieces are treated with the same respect for balance as any piece of importance.
Small irregular pieces generally fall in the $60. to $85. range + S & H.
Contact me if you have something special you would like for home,
garden or the office & NEED A QUOTE.
Marble is a much softer stone than granite but is more suitable to be cut into custom shapes. This example was hand cut with the edges beveled & then lightly polished.
Email or call if you have an idea for custom cut marble.
STANDARD DESK PLAQUES
A handsome gift for almost any workplace is a granite desk plaque. Nothing states permanence & prestige more than a person's name carved into granite. Virtually any design can be carved or etched into the surface...serious or fun. Combining etching & carving makes for a truly unique piece that most plaque manufacturers will not accommodate.
Please email or call to order.
ANY PLAQUE $95 + S & H
Examples of desk plaques using multiple techniques of carved name with etched details. Plaques are two-sided so there is room for more inscriptions or designs... even on the ends!
Standard Size Desk Plaque 12" x 2 1/2" x 2"
Special inscriptions can be etched on the back!
CUSTOM GRANITE DESK PLAQUES
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