Stone carvings are all around us. A quiet art, carved with artistic liberation, geometric accuracy, and technical excellence, yet one that remains largely anonymous, as no one puts their name against this wonderful craftsmanship! Collaborating with acclaimed letter carver Philip Surey we present an Alphabet silver necklace series celebrating the anonymous art of letter carving. With letter charms cut into a Welsh Slate and Bath Stone choose between a silver charm necklace or a silver medallion necklace to celebrate identity, craftsmanship, art, science, and nature.
Celebrating the anonymous art of letter carving, collaborating with the acclaimed stone carver Philip Surey
"Letter carving is a craft rooted in several basic human preconceptions: language, design and making" John Neilson, The inscriptions of Ralph Beyer.
The Surey medallions are a quintessential Roman letter carved into the Welsh slate. As the root form of the western alphabet, it is a traditional letter with a homage to engineering.
Originating lettering by hand Phil uses the brush to set out inscriptional work, which ranges from formal Roman, to his more casual ‘Phil Sans’. All lettering is designed by brush, pen or pencil to suit its purpose and place, creating a unique response to every piece he works on.
Carved into Welsh slate, a metamorphic rock, we create a finely cut alphabet charm series elevating the riven detail found in the British rock.
"It is very exciting to be working in a truly collaborative way with AMT, to witness my carved letters liberated from the stone, transformed, and take flight in new metal forms is something I find very uplifting" Philip Surey
Made by hand in small batches, wax is heated, rolled, and pressed directly into the stone. Once air-cooled the letters are carefully released and cast in 925 sterling silver in our London, Royal Warrant holding, casting house.
"Letter Carving is a quiet art, carved with artistic liberation, geometric accuracy, and technical excellence" Alice Walsh