STONE LETTER CARVING

Mercer Hill Stone Carving Bus Card 2020.

Hand carving in stone is an age-old craft. It gives the artist much satisfaction. In 2004 I began creating lettered carvings using the ancient Trajan font.

 

I moved on to carving custom motifs, logos, signs, plaques, monograms, and address numbers. Trajan font is the epitome of a classically styled typeface inspired by the imperial Roman letter forms chiseled into stone. It dates from, as early as 43 BC. Other works are in custom fonts, such as Hobo or Bodoni. Examples of my work are below.

 

My primary works are in marble, Pennsylvania Bluestone, slate, flagstone, and soapstone, with the occasional granite piece.

 

Contact me by email [MarkEBruley@gmail.com] or by phone  [610-457-9889] to discuss your custom needs.

2 Jan 2005 Carving Estate plaque (PA Nat
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2 2005 Estate plaque (PA Natural Cleft F

Lightning bolt detail. 

Estate Plaque with scolloped border. (PA Natural Cleft Flagstone) 

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Estate Plaque, Ugly Dog Ranch, Durango, CO.

(PA Natural Cleft Flagstone) [Font: Hobo]

4 2005 Estate plaque  (PA Natural Cleft

Estate Plaque,  Redshale, Poconos, PA. (PA Natural Cleft Flagstone)  

4 2005 Redshale Estate plaque  (PA Natur
5 2013 Harry Potter Train Platform Numbe
5 2013 Harry Potter Train Platform Numbe

Harry Potter Train Platform Number. Art piece. (Slate, PA Bluestone stand) 12x14 inch, and detail. [Font: Bodoni MT Black]

5 2016 No Politics [discussion] Zone (NP

"No Politics Zone" (NPZ), whimsical camping plaque to minimize political discussion and encourage enjoying nature. (Soapstone boulder)

 Address Signs

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9x22 inch with scolloped border (Pennsylvania bluestone)

5 2016 address sign 1307 for Kyle, 5x15

5x15 inch (Blanco Carrara Marble)

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4x2x36 inch (Pennsylvania bluestone)

2018 Mike Beth, wedding gift, marble  w

Wedding Plaque. Ivy motif with the double infinity sign on their marriage ketubah. (Antique Carrara Marble from Victorian era dresser backsplash, PA Bluestone stand.)

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Wedding Plaques. Below shows detail of one finished "L" and one "L" after initial chisel cuts.  (Antique Carrara Marble from a farmhouse fireplace mantle and antique barn board from the farm.  

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10 Carving the Standing Stone Memorial,
10 Carving the Standing Stone Memorial,

Carving a memorial stele (standing stone) of a Kokopelli land sailing kite buggy pilot for installation in the desert.  (PA Bluestone) 

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 Grave Monuments

4 2015 Cyclist (granite), 6x8 inch, tomb

"The Cyclist." Tombstone insert for a nationally ranked cyclist (seniors div).  (Granite, bas relief, 6x8 inch)

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Surface monument for Shih Tzu dog. (White granite.)

9 2014 Pug Dog Mascot Monument, Julie (P
9 2014 Pug Dog Mascot Monument, Julie (P

 Sororiety Pug Dog mascot standing monument and detail. (PA Blue stone)

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9 2013 Pet Grave Monument, Zhora.JPG
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