Donor Recognition Plaques with Elegant Hand Carved Lettering
Calvo Studio creates and carves the highest quality donor recognition plaques.
Our studio specializes in donor and dedication plaques. Our hardwood plaques are completely hand carved by European trained woodcarvers. They require a high level of artistic skill and aptitude reminiscent of old craftsmanship that is impossible to imitate by machine. We hand cut lettering in beautiful hardwoods such as Mahogany, Quartersawn White Qak, Maple or Alder to name a few. Our studio designs plaques in both classical styles as well as imaginative contemporary designs. During the design stages of each plaque we can offer the possiblities of adding ornamental details found in the surrounding architecture and incorporate them into the plaque design. We give special attention to elegant finishes that enchance the natural warmth of wood.
The results are striking; crisp, elegant lettering and the natural warmth of wood combine to make an impressive eye-catching statement.
Bronze Donor Recognition Plaques
Our bronze donor recognition plaques are not brushed letters with painted backgrounds as those that are now the commerical standard. Rather, our bronze plaques apply old traditions of craftsmanship to contemporary designs. We have studio fonts styles but we can also custom-make the lettering in varied fonts, raised and incised. We look to create a very clean, delicate look because it allows the elegance of the font design to stand out. The model is stepped through a series of mold
making processes. The final cast is a silicon bronze which lends itself beautifully
to a variety of patinas in order to bring out the inherent beauty of bronze.
Portrait Reliefs or Artistic Ornament to Personalize Recogniton Plaques
Calvo Studio is also capable of personalizing your plaques with one of the following: portrait reliefs of your donors, adding custom ornamental detailing , or a pictorical relief to create a high end signature look. If you are looking for an elegant presentation to impress your donor contact us to talk about your upcoming projects. Calvo Studio also designs and carves high end creative signage. Portfolio and information available upon request.
Calvo Studio 235 East Main St. Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930 Tel. 978-283-0231