Caroline Webb has been designing and carving inscriptions since graduating with a degree in Typography 30 years ago. Her work reflects her particular delight in quiet detail and her historical understanding of letterforms. Caroline specialises in carving fine lettering in wood for both small intimate pieces and larger scale projects. For many years she collaborated with Ian Hamilton Finlay contributing numerous works to exhibitions and collections. She lives and works in Wiltshire and is an elected member of the Art Workers Guild and Letter Exchange.

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Phone number: 01380 860480
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Garden inscription

Title: Garden inscription

Dimensions: 9x42"

Media: Slate

Description: Quotation from Patrick Geddes


Title: Bowl

Dimensions: 12"

Media: Beech

Description: Inscription for a bowl. Word from Virgil's 'Georgics'.

Oak sundial

Title: Oak sundial

Media: Oak

Description: An oak sundial for Ian Hamilton Finlay's garden 'Stonypath'

Papal Inscription Westminster Cathedral

Title: Papal Inscription Westminster Cathedral

Dimensions: 7' x 4'

Media: Inlayed marble

Description: A Pietra Dura floor inscription designed by Caroline Webb to commemorate the visit of Pope Benedict, made by Pietra Dura craftsman Thomas Greenaway.

Carved wren

Title: Carved wren

Dimensions: 5" diameter

Media: Delabole slate

Description: Detail of carving on the back of a headstone

Carved bowl

Title: Carved bowl

Dimensions: 15" diameter

Media: Sweet chestnut

Description: Inscription around a bowl in sweet chestnut. Bowl by Matthew Burt