TYPES OF ETCHINGS
Etching is a method of carving on the polished surface of dark granites usually a black granite. Etching can be done by laser or by hand. With laser etching you can have whatever you imagine engraved on the monument with finite detail and photos can be altered. If you cannot find a picture of what you want, we can always have our artist draw something for you. There is an additional fee for any etching and color can be added to an etching.
Often of a person or group of people
This etching could be a special object like a car or favorite bird
Duplication or new creation of any design or photo
A farm scene, favorite fishing spot or any landscape area
Can either be metal and granite or a core hole can serve as a vase. All vases have weep holes for drainage. Most vases sit on the sides of a memorial, but a core hole is created in the top of the memorial.
GRANITE POLISHED TURNED VASE OR ROCK PITCH VASE
CORE HOLE or METAL VASES
The finish on a memorial is how it is polished on the front, back, sides, and top as well as the polishing the base and maybe adding a margin. Most memorial arrive from the quarry with the front and back shiny and the sides and top rocky. However, you may want to upgrade the memorial by adding additional polish to other areas.
The top and both sides are polished
A margin is a two inch border that is polished on the base
The base of the memorial can be polished
To add depth and dimension to a memorial you may want to add shape carvings and or color for an additional fee or a custom carving of something special
Shape carving is a technique that is generally used for flowers. The outline of the design is shaped to look three dimensional.
You can unique colors to highlight carvings and etchings.
A carved duplicate of a photo or item can be created to add a special effect to the memorial
A porcelain photo is a duplicate printed copy of any picture a customer has provided and is baked on a piece of ceramic in a kiln. Some editing can be done on the photo.