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The Cardozo Kindersley Workshop

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Philosophy

Creation

Stone is a precious natural resource and its history must be respected…

Creativity is a necessity. What we are making is a physical object, and is the act of creation that is symbolic of our existence and spirit. Cutting letters is a very physical act. Yet letters radiate spirit. To cut letters in stone involves the physical channelling of energy to create something that will inspire. Lettercutters start by using existing letterforms, and then add to them their own distinctive interpretation, making them appropriate to the age in which they live. Each piece is unique, as we are ourselves.

Cutting letters in stone fuses the timeless natural beauty and permanence of the material with a living message and meaning.

To create something that is to last, it must be of cultural value and of the highest quality. This is a responsibility from which lettercutters cannot escape. So they must give everything to achieve excellence. It is a serious business.