THE STONE COLUMN
Musing on the Ancient Art of Hand Cut Stone
& Related Traditional Craft Arcana

  • Old Letters

    Old Letters

    Wandering around old memorials in cemeteries is a fine way to understand the legacy of letter carving in stone. Changing styles and techniques are forever on display in these open air museums of art, craft and reverence for the departed.


  • Welcome to The Column

    Welcome to The Column

    This is the first of many posts related to the world of letter carving in stone. While this traditional craft appears to be a nearly lost art, there are still strongholds in many parts of the world. My name is David Heskin and after 25 years of fine art oil painting, I discovered, and fell…