StoneCrafters Farm is the home for Memorial Design and Ron Clamp, Sallie Clamp, Charlie Clamp, Michelle Clamp, Jackson Clamp and Jacob Clamp.
1) Ron Clamp dba Memorial Design designs and does stone carving, stone engraving and gilding in the Memorial Design Studio located in Pelion, South Carolina. Memorial Design is equipped to do complete any project either in-house or on-site. Memorial Design has completed projects in 49 states and nine countries. Memorial Design has worked in slate, marble, sandstone, basalt, limestone and granite. Please see our portfolio page for a sample of a some of our projects.
2) Sallie graduated from Lander University with a bachelor degree in Sociology with an emphasis on criminal justice and obtained her Masters Social Work degree at the University of South Carolina. Sallie along with Ron helps run their small farm, helps manage and operate Memorial Design and is a full time mother. Sallie runs and operates the Memorial Design retail store in Lexington, South Carolina.
3) StoneCrafters Farm, home of Memorial Design, is the only company in the United States that offers private one-on-one sandblast training, featuring monumental shape carving. Ron is the third generation of Clamps to work in the monument industry. Ron has over 28 years of experience sandblasting monuments, architectural signage, building and designing war memorials of all sizes and custom stone art projects. Ron learned to sandblast/shape carve from masters of the trade. People like his father, Charlie Clamp, shape carving extradonaire Jimmy Parham, Frank Bone, Boyd R Parham, double process master carver Lepior Knome, Charlie Mann and Joe Fernandez to name a view have helped develop the distinctive style and philosophy of sandblast/shape carving that Ron shares with every student. To date Ron has individually trained more students the art of shape carving than any other instructor.
4) Ron represents Hyatt Graphics, distributors of Gerber Scientific Products, Design Mart designs, Granite Impact Etcher's, and Allen Datagraph plotters, lasers and impact etchers. Our product line includes everything a company needs to design and fabricate pre-cut stencil. Ron Clamp dba Memorial Design, was once the largest supplier of pre-cut stencil and a custom sandblast leader in Elberton, GA, the Granite Capital of the World. Ron has also published a sandblast shape carving manual, Carved In Stone, which is available though Hyatt's Graphic Supply.
For three generations people have trusted Memorial Design to create timeless tributes, custom granite and bronze memorials that are as unique as the people they honor.
At Memorial Design, experience, artistry, and trust define who we are and the product we produce. Our trained design staff can help you express individuality through distinctive memorials that capture the essence of who the memorial will honor throughout the millennia.
Our design philosophy is that a monument should tell the story of who the person was, not just the dates they lived so that future generations can come and learn who they are and where they came from.
Visit our Lexington office at the corner of North Church Street and West Butler Street, right across from St Stephens Lutheran Church. You can also call (803) 785-3075 for an appointment.
Memorial Design was awarded the 2001 Pellington award for stone carving and design.
The South Carolina House Honored Memorial Design in 2013 with SC House Resolution 4249 for carving the History of Humanity Memorial in Felicity, California.
Monument Design Specialist - Custom Stone Carving - Granite Sculpture - Monumental Stone Carving and Sandblast Training
Anyone can do the EASY ones. We love to design and carve the ones that tell a story, make a statement and that others are scared to touch!
Memorial Design has carved exclusive high end stone work in 49 states and 9 countries.