On 6 May 2017 Weald Scribes enjoyed a day of book making. Local book binder and teacher, Helen Gibbs, joined us as our "travelling tutor". The class moved from simple cut and folded books to making concertina flag books and a stitched book. These simple books are a delight to combine with calligraphy and lettering to create 3D structures! We can't wait to invite Helen back to share further book making techniques and increase our repertoire!
I am delighted to have been asked to exhibit my calligraphy and lettering art at Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre in Uckfield from 1 - 30 June 2017. I will have a range of original artwork, prints and cards for sale as well as "Not for Sale " work available to view for commission.
I have a solo exhibition of originals/ silk screen prints and cards for sale at Fuller and Scott in Uckfield from 1 March 2017 until 27 March 2017.
I will have a selection of originals, silk screen prints and cards for sale at Chiddingly Village shop from 2 October 2016 - 30 October 2016.
I will be personalising Molton Brown products for Mother's Day at at Molton Brown, Fenwicks, Tunbridge Wells from 5pm - 8pm on 23 March 2017.
Delighted to be teaching at Cinque Ports Scribes on 11 November 2017. A day introducing working and trouble shooting on vellum. Possibility of starting a small project with all design worked out to bring to the workshop. This workshop is FULLY booked.
I am delighted to be personalising client Christmas cards with Mont Blanc fountain pens at Burrells Jeweller's closed event on Wednesday 23 November 2016.
I am delighted to have been asked to demonstrate at next year's Lay Member's Day for the SSI (Society of Scribes and Illuminators). I will be demonstrating erasing and correcting on vellum. Come along and say Hi if you are there! It's a great day out - more demonstrations, wonderful calligraphy to look at, interesting lectures to attend and there will also be calligraphy materials for sale. Takes place on Saturday, April 29, 10am - 4.30pm. The address is : Imperial College, Huxley Building, 180 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 2AX. See their website for further details and ticket information.
I took a group of my learners, The Weald Scribes, to visit the Edward Johnston Roundel Centenary Exhibition today at Ditchling Museum. It's always a thrill to be near his desk and have a moment of quiet contemplation at his final resting place in the churchyard.
Hoorah! Many thanks to Patricia Lovett for spearheading the campaign for Acts of Parliament to continue to be printed on vellum. Calligraphers like myself canvassed our MP's to vote to continue using vellum. On 20 April the debate resulted in resounding approval for this tradition to continue.The reasons are multitude : it's longevity, it is a green product, making vellum is a heritage craft, it is a quality substrate to work on etc. All my vellum comes from William Cowley in Newport Pagnell and I am proud to say I have been using their vellum since 1995. Long may this tradition continue! You can read more about it here :
I am taking names to compile a list for the next "Calligraphy for Absolute Beginners" workshop. Date to be confirmed when I have enough interest. Please get in touch to register your interest.
When : TBA
Time : 11am - 5pm
Where : 4th Uckfield Scout Hall, Rocks Park Road, Uckfield, TN22 2AS
Cost : £50 - includes a beginner's kit, handouts, homemade refreshments all day, free parking. Please bring a PACKED LUNCH.
Please note the Lewes calligraphy class (held previously in Cliffe Hall), has now moved to nearby Ringmer into the Ringmer Scout Hall (Goldsborough Hall), Lewes Road, Ringmer, BN8 5QA as from Tuesday 26 April 2016. There is parking on site.
Spring is here and with that the beginning of the wedding season. Whilst addressing invitations and writing out place cards is a year round activity for me as a calligrapher, Spring always heralds the beginning of a new wedding season. Your wedding invitation is often the first peep your guests will receive into your special event. Having your invitations, envelopes, place setting and table plan prepared by a calligrapher will enhance your special day. It gets busy so plan ahead and book soon!
I am once again demonstrating and exhibiting at The Garden Show in Firle from Friday 22 April - Sunday 24 April, every day 10am - 5pm. I will also have a range of originals, prints and cards for sale. Come along and say hello! It's a great event with lots of homemade local produce for sale, plants, goods by locals artists and craft people, food, drink and live music - something for everyone!
30 January 2016 Copperplate (FULL)
31 January 2016 Calligraphy for Absolute Beginners (FULL)
13 February 2016 Moving Forward with Foundational and Roman Capitals (FULL)
5 March Cola pen and Expressive Calligraphy (FULL)
16 April Visiting calligrapher, Sue Smith Expressive calligraphy with origami book
14 May Fraktur
25 June Pointed Pen Uncial (FULL)
9 July Copperplate (FULL)
**** "MODERN CALLIGRAPHY " WORKSHOP COMING SOON! ****
**** "CALLIGRAPHY FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS" - names now being taken
28 March 2015 Calligraphy for Absolute Beginners FULL
16 May 2015 Sharpened Italic FULL
25 July 2015 Textura Quadrata (Gothic) FULL
28 November 2015 Uncials FULL
I will be personalising Molton Brown Christmas baubles and other merchandise at Fenwick's in Tunbridge Wells on 10 December 2015, 6pm - 8pm.
Look for me at the monthly Lewes Craft Market (Market Street by the Memorial) where I sell originals. prints, cards and demonstrate the beautiful art of calligraphy. Lots of other fabulous goodies for sale by other traders as well!