STONE LETTER CARVING
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.
Lightning bolt detail.
Estate Plaque with scalloped border. (PA Natural Cleft Flagstone)
Estate Plaque with scalloped border: Bull Run, Montrose, PA. (15x37 inch Pennsylvania bluestone) [Font: Trajan]
Estate Plaque: Ugly Dog Ranch, Durango, CO.
(PA Natural Cleft Flagstone) [Font: Hobo]
Estate Plaque: Redshale, Poconos, PA. (24x11 inch PA Natural Cleft Flagstone) [Font: Trajan]
Odds & Ends
Harry Potter Train Platform Number. Art piece gift for Potter fan. (Slate, PA Bluestone stand) 12x14 inch, and detail. [Font: Bodoni MT Black]
"No Politics Zone" (NPZ), whimsical camping plaque to minimize political discussion and encourage enjoying nature. (Soapstone boulder)
9x22 inch with scalloped border (Pennsylvania bluestone)
5x15 inch (Blanco Carrara Marble)
4x2x36 inch (Pennsylvania bluestone)
Wedding Plaque. Ivy motif with the double infinity sign on their marriage ketubah. (Antique Carrara Marble from Victorian era dresser backsplash, PA Bluestone stand.)
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.
Carving a memorial stele (standing stone) of a Kokopelli land sailing kite buggy pilot for installation in the desert. (PA Bluestone)
"The Cyclist." Tombstone insert for a nationally ranked cyclist (seniors div). (Granite, bas relief, 6x8 inch)
Surface monument for Shih Tzu dog. (White granite.)
Sororiety Pug Dog mascot standing monument and detail. (PA Blue stone)
Cat memorial, 11x12 in, slate.