Legacy chiseled with heart, soul, and a hammer
Hi, I’m Joel! I carve and cut letters into stone with hammer and chisel. Work includes custom memorials, plaques, inscriptions, and more. My goal is to chronicle your legacy with significance and distinction. Natural, wild, local stone is a particular treat of mine to create in, though I also work in marble, granite, and more traditional stones.
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Traditional methodsHammer, chisel, and a keen eye are our tools.
Natural stoneOur creations combine language with nature’s beauty.
Custom madeThis centuries-old process means no two projects are the same.
Pace mattersWe take our time, ensuring you’re proud of the work for decades to come.
Local craftsmanA direct line to the craftsman at work.
Small businessWe’re happy when you’re happy.
We pursue our passion for finest quality.
Work in progress
About the Craftsman | Joel Penhorwood
Joel is a professional communications specialist who got his start in stone carving through his fascination with history and the long-lasting impact of language when carved in stone. He is a member of the Stone Carver’s Guild and actively improving his craft, focusing on the development of letterforms in stone with hammer and chisel.