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Ieuan Rees

Hand-Crafted Welsh Slate Monuments

All Ieuan Rees headstones are individually designed and then shaped and hand carved into the best quality materials available. Every headstone is tailored to reflect the individual they are commemorating, from simple layouts to more elaborate designs - almost any design is possible. Ieuan will work closely with you through all stages of the design and carving process ensuring that every headstone is as unique and individual as the person it represents.

Headstones can be produced in either Welsh Slate, Westmoreland Green Slate, Limestone, Sandstone or in Natural Shaped Stones. The most appropriate choice depends on the size and style of the letters, imagery and decoration, and location and orientation towards the sun. The letters are normally cut with a deep ‘V’ cut incision, but they can be carved in relief, if appropriate. Images can either be carved with ‘V’ cut lines or in bass relief. For added legibility the letters can be painted if necessary, in a sympathetic durable matt colour.

Ieuan Rees graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Master of Design Degree in 1967 and has worked as a freelance artist/craftsman for over 40 years. He has appeared on many TV programmes, and his work has been reproduced in many books. He is regarded as one of Britain’s most versatile artists and craftsmen in the fields of lettering, letter carving, calligraphy and architectural lettering. He is a Fellow and past chairman of the Society of Scribes & Illuminators, and an Honorary Member of both the Washington Calligraphers Guild and The Colleagues of Calligraphy, Minneapolis. He is also a Full Member of The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art.

Ieuan Rees
The Lettering & Calligraphy Studio
Pentwyn Road
SA18 2EY
Telephone: 01269 593471