YOUR OWN PIECE OF HISTORY
As specialists in heraldic carving, we are passionate about bringing your unique piece of history to life. Using the finest traditional skills we create works of art that will last for generations. With a strong emphasis on customer service, we help take your ideas from concept to reality.
Heraldry can come in all shapes and sizes and with a multitude of finishes (natural wood, painted and gilded) available. Below we describe our most common heraldic commissions, coats of arms and crests, but also bespoke projects and even 3D printed crests. Please see our brochure for more detail and prices.
The Art of Woodcarving - Making a Coat of Arms
Coats of Arms
Steeped in history, coats of arms are iconic symbols that are completely unique to you or your company. Each carving is therefore one of a kind and is given the careful attention it deserves. We use the finest timber (often limewood or oak) and depending on the finish you want we can carefully paint and gild you coat of arms, showing the richness and importance of heraldic colours.
‘Exquisite carving and painted to perfection'
Damon de Laszlo, Grandson of Philip de Laszlo 19th century’ - Hungarian Painter.
Our handmade 3D crests are exceptional stand-alone pieces for you to display and treasure. Each piece is carefully hand carved to replicate your heraldic crest and bring it to life. This style of carving is inspired by those of the Knights of the Garter, which are displayed in the choir stalls of Saint Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle. Most often we will make a clay model prior to carving, which we use as reference when making the piece. You're invited to visit our workshop and see your crest being made, alternatively we will keep you regularly updated with it's progress.
‘William has so far carved two heraldic crests for me and both are exquisite, they pay careful attention to the desires of the client before the carving begins’
Windsor Herald - The Royal College of Arms
We love working on bespoke projects and have worked on many exciting commissions over the years, helping clients achieve their dreams. Your heraldry can be displayed in so many ways, whether that be large heraldic beasts, your coat of arms carved into a beautiful table or bespoke door. Recently we worked with the College of Arms to make five new overmantles for the officers of arms, incorporating their heraldic badge and title into the design.
‘William produced a stunning piece of work, which all who see comment on’
Chartered Institute of Insurance Nick Pladstow.
Our team work closely with you from the start to understand your requirements and define the essential components of the project brief, such as the size, materials, finish, and positioning of the final piece. It may be that you already have a clear concept in mind that you want to bring to life, or you may prefer us to provide input and suggestions based on your project brief. Either way, you can expect a friendly and personable service which will ensure we arrive at a final design you are truly happy with.
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