Memorial Plaques

Б.Н. Абрамов.
Aleksey Leonov
Bоris Abramov memorial plaque. 2007
Мемориальная доска академику Б.В. Раушенбаху. 2016
Aleksey Leonov
Memorial plaque to academician B.V. Rauschenbach. 2016.
Bronze, granite

MEMORIAL plaque – memory on the important events and heroes of his time

It is possible to perpetuate the memory of significant people in the life of a city or country in various ways. One of the most common is commemorative plaque that are installed on the buildings where famous people lived and worked. You can order a memorial plaque of any difficulty level in our creative workshop. The sculptors of the “Author’s sculpture” are engaged in the manufacture of commemorative plaques from various materials. All plaque engraving are distinguished by their durability, resistance to the influence of weather conditions, and a high artistic level. There are no impossible tasks for us, but there are interesting projects. We create memorial plaques  with the development of the sketch, we make the work according to your sketch.


The commemorative plaque combines high aesthetics, artistic compositional unity, psychological disclosure of the image of the hero. An important feature is the small size of the memorial plaque to embody the artistic design. The most popular form of memorial plaques is rectangular. Before you start creating a plaque, you must provide accurate information:

  • plate size
  • board shape
  • the presence of bas-reliefs, ornaments and decorative elements,
  • label text.

Of particular importance in the plaque is the text. In the “Author’s sculpture” you will find memorial plaque wording examples. Also, a memorial plaque to order may differ by the presence of flat or bas-relief images. The bas-relief portraits organically complement the text part, creating a holistic concept for the memorial plaque. Bas-relief portraits allow you to create a unique gallery of outstanding personalities who have made an important contribution to the development of a city or country.  The production of memorial  plaques in the workshop “Author’s sculpture” takes place as soon as possible, the price depends on the complexity and scale of the work. In the search  the category “plaque engraving near me”, be sure to indicate “professional craftsmen,” as  engraving or chasing requires a lot of experience to achieve a better result. In the process, the sculptor takes into account not only the task and wishes of the customer, but also the architecture of the building where the memorial plaque will be installed. The main task of the master is to create a single harmonious composition, which will attract the attention of contemporaries to the memory of the great events performed by great heroes.

Also in the workshops you can order sculptures dedicated to the great historical and cultural posts, adapting their image to a specific topic:

Through their skill and understanding of visual speech, professional sculptors are able to translate a variety of ideas and themes into wonderful sculptures that can evoke emotions, reflections and passions in viewers.


Each commemorative plaque or memorial plate,  photo you see, is made in one of the techniques:

  • carving;
  • engraving;
  • casting;
  • forging;
  • chasing;
  • modeling.

Carving. Glyptic – stone carvings. The word “glyptic” (from the Greek glyphein) it’s means excision. There are many examples of real masterpieces of stone carving in the history of fine art. The best engraved plaque, a jade carved tombstone adorns the Temur grave, locate in the Gur Emir mausoleum in the city of Samarkand, made in the 15th century. The oldest engraved nameplates belong to the master engravers of Mesopotamia. Commemorative plaques, metal plaques, ancient copper memorial plaques adorned churches, temples, monastery vestries, royal treasures in Europe until the 20th century. Engraving. Manual stone engraving technologies have been known to the world for quite some time. An hand-carved engraved memorial plaque adorns the temples of the walls of Egypt, Mesopotamia and India. Engraved name plates are characteristic of the tombs of European nobility from the most ancient times. The largest master of the 16th century in the engraving technique was the German artist Dürer. To become a master engraver, a lot of experience in stone processing, a developed artistic taste of the creator was required. The work was carried out using simple tools – chisels, hammers, chisels, chemicals, which took a lot of time and the engraved board in the twentieth century was quite expensive. Engraved plates were in great demand at all times. Casting. Memorial plaques with photo demonstrate the most common technology for the manufacture of plaques – metal casting. This rather demanded process appeared as a result of technological progress and allows us to produce brass memorial plaques of the desired shape. In the “Author’s sculpture” is a casting of different alloys. This method of execution allows the manufacture of metal plaques, brass memorial plaques  without the use of bulky equipment and the power of only a few workers. Due to its advantages, it is in the casting technique that brass memorial plaques in the modern market are among the ten most efficient and used in the world. Modeling. One of the most time-consuming, but effective techniques in creating memorial plaques is a unique molding. Each master chooses his approach in the image of a famous person on the board. Commemorative plaques, as a rule, at the first stage of work – this is a medium or deep relief of clay. Outdoor memorial plaques master converted into metal or other more durable materials. Forging, chasing. The manufacture of  commemorative plaques in the technique of forging metal is made by pressure. Important memorial tributes on plaques receive the desired size and shape. The most time-consuming process   takes place in the presence of an anvil, hammer and furnace, as well as clamps and cooling baths. Metal plaques and brass memorial plaques are widely made by stamping through a developed stamp, the form of which the plate takes upon deformation. Art forging gives the board smooth bends and bizarre shapes, which is achieved by special stamps and figured clamps.