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Steve Roche

Stonemason and Letter Carver

Hello there, 

My name is Steve Roche, I am a Letter Carver and Stonemason specialising in handmade inscriptions and traditional masonry techniques.

My work ranges from formal hand-cut memorials, to restoration of old buildings to public art projects. 

My main passion is designing inscriptions and cutting letters in stone. I have just completed the three year calligraphy course the Advanced Training Scheme run by the Society of Scribes and Illuminators. The ATS has given my creative development as a Letter Carver a real boost, I now have a number of new strings to my bow and a feeling of genuine creative flourishing. It has led me to produce large contemporary calligraphy pieces in scripts I have developed myself. 

Over the last few years I have been commissioned to do a number of public art projects:

- a 12 ton Yorkstone boulder with a stags head pattern motif.

 - turning local peoples thumbprints into geometric labyrinths cut in stone. 

 - a fossil-limestone boulder with a sycamore seed carved in the top and a poem spiralling round in the motion of the seed. 

I set up The Stone & Letter Workshop in 2013 at Stag Works nr Bramall Lane. Pop in if you're passing by!