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Matt Loughlin

I am a traditionally trained letter-cutter and stone carver. Using time-honoured tools and techniques, I create bespoke memorials and fine art in stone.

I draw and carve all of my work by hand, the old-school way, so each piece I make is unique. While I do create fine art, which is sold in a gallery setting, individual commissions for gravestones and cremation plaques are the foundation of my practice. Helping people celebrate the lives of their loved ones in unique and creative ways is extremely meaningful to me and informs everything else I make.

My goal as an artist & craftsperson is to bring an impactful, contemporary voice to the traditional crafts of letter-cutting and stone carving. I strive to explore big-question themes with humour and empathy through a combination of relief carving and original, hand-lettered inscriptions.

I am a great lover of art and history, and so both things inform my work. I draw inspiration from a wide variety of sources: everything from historical monuments and folk art to traditional calligraphy and modern art. I hope to create work that inspires people to pause and reflect and appreciate life - in all its wonder, drama, and complexity.

Matt Loughlin
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