Headstones are often made from Granite imported from the other side of the world. They come into the UK ready shaped from a factory in the Far East, the work of a monumental mason only being to sandblast the inscription and fixing it in the cemetery. Where is the heart and sense of community in this cold process? Why have a cold slab of shiney Granite from thousands of miles away when there are stones locally that look and feel right, and are a small chunk of our own land and history.
Why not have a sculpture in the garden in memory of a loved one. Something that speaks of the person, and has been designed and made with integrity and care. Something to pass down through the family, and something that can be transported from garden to garden as the family moves.