Lumley designs is certainly one company that can be commended for flying the flag for British design. Each bespoke Heritage or commemorative plaque is designed and handmade with detailed illustration to our customers specification using traditional methods by Robin Lumley at our work shop then cast at a local foundry in Wolverhampton Great Britain, Our range of Historical, commemorative and Blue plaques can be found in many town’s and cities across Great Britain.
The commemorative plaques have been custom made for many association and Military organizations many of which have great detail and decorative motifs, that can be challenging but rewarding to achieve. My main skill is woodcarving which progressed to pattern making two of the skills needed to design and produce the plaque needed, as well as a good eye for detail and inventiveness.
Each plaque is individually made to the customer requirements using the traditional manner eg: each letter is cut and placed by hand and the decorative design and motifs if required are hand carved and painted. These plaques are just a small portion of the pattern work I have supplied to councils and businesses across the country some being of larger scale for example I made the architectural pattern for the railings at Plymouth Navel dock.