Memorials

Katie’s Totem Pole Sculptures make fitting memorials for your lost loved ones. Each one is unique and tells a story; a celebration of life that is personal for family and friends. Memorials are ideal to place your own private space such as a quiet area in your garden.

Katie has worked with severally ill people who wish to leave their own very personal memorial totem which expresses their  interests and passions and telling their amazing story.

Katie works with each client to achieve a truely personal sculpture, drawing inspiration from such things as:

Their drawings
Quotes they love to say
Poems
Hand prints
Favourite colours
Shapes
Music
Hobby’s
Places they have travelled
Plants
Pets

Frequently asked questions

Are the memorials weather proof?

Memorials are made of stoneware clay and are frost proof.

How long does it take to commission a memorial?

Commissioning a memorial can take several months and ideally is not a process which should be hurried.

How much does it cost?

A simple memorial (e.g. cremation tablet) can cost as little as a few hundred pounds, but a headstone with a lot of detail a will be a few thousand pounds. Costs can vary for a number of reasons: the complexity of the design, the size, shape and type and the installation requirements. Katie will be happy to discuss ideas and provide a guideline of costs without obligation.

How do I decide upon the wording for the memorial?

When considering a memorial having an idea of what you want to say can be a very positive way of starting to think about the design, yet for many people settling on the words is one of the most difficult decisions. There is no universal formula.

How often will I need to visit the artist?

Kate will visit you before a drawing is made. This will enable you to discuss your ideas fully. Very importantly, you will be able to ensure that you are in tune with one another’s ideas and that you both feel that you can work together. There is sometimes the opportunity for the family to add a small amount of carving themselves. Children particularly benefit from feeling that they are leaving their own ‘secret’ message on the clay.

Can I pay in installments?

On commissioning a deposit is required, followed by one further payment, with the final payment being made after the memorial has been set into place.