Coffin carves predominantly in slate, but also works in limestone, marble, granite and brownstone, designing and cutting beautiful letterforms, decorative motifs and bas reliefs. Coffin brushes out his letterforms calligraphically, fine-tuning his work on paper before transferring the finished design to the face of the stone and settling down to v-cutting the letterforms. (Go to www.typeculture.com for a video of Coffin carving letters.) Raised lettering is sometimes called for. Carving in slate creates a naturally-occurring residue of dust in the carved letter that enhances readability. Lettering in limestone, granite and marble is usually slightly darkened for clarity. If appropriate, gilding in 23 K gold or palladium draws special attention to the lettering, particularly when carved in slate, which is then oiled or waxed.
73 Hersey Retreat | Stockton Springs, Maine 04981
Studio Location: 19 Cedar Lane | Belfast, Maine 04915
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9" letters in limestone, darkened
12" x 8", purple/green slate with 23 K gilded cross