Pete Bracken Stone Carver Lettercutter
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Rappahannock News
23 Feb 2012

About Me

A chance trip to the marble quarries and carving shops in Carrara, Italy in 2000 made me decide to become a stone carver. I taught myself first to carve letters in slate. I then took a class in figurative stone carving, and I haven’t stopped since.

While I do work in all types of stone, my basic philosophy as a stone carver is to use the beautiful stones native to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. We have here in Rappahannock County an abundance of beautiful stones from the blue/green Catoctin greenstone, to pistachio green epidote, and brick red jasper.

There is the Old Rag granite with its characteristic purple/blue quartz crystals, the Flint Hill Gneiss with shades of brown, green, and white, and the occasional pink and green piece of unakite.

Most of my work is based on private commission, yet I dream up plenty of carving projects on my own!

 I specialize in lettering on anything from natural boulders to flat polished gravestones. Lettering jobs include home and garden projects, memorials, plaques, signs, pet gravestones and much more. I gild letters on request. I also do figurative work from life-size models. Your imagination is the limit!