The last time l encountered lettering artist, stone carver and sculptor Iain Cotton he was busy restoring the ledger stone marking the grave of Bath architects John Wood Senior and Junior in the church of St Mary’s at Upper Swainswick.

© Bath Preservation Trust

He’s made his mark in some interesting places in and around our city.

He did the commemorative stone in the garden of the Herschel Museum of Astronomy to mark the 200th anniversary of the discovery – by William Herschel – of the planet Uranus.

The stone also marks the very spot where William set up his telescope and first viewed the planet on a crisp March night in 1782.

April 2012.

He also created the Cotswold Way marker stone that was set in the pavement outside Bath Abbey back in 2012.

The 1.4m (4.5ft) diameter stone features the Cotswold Way acorn symbol at its centre, and can be found in the Abbey Church Yard near the Roman Baths. The stone features place names from along the route of the Cotswold Way.

April 2023

Now Iain is holding an exhibition of his work and l am happy to give it a plug.