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Classes at Ardington School of Crafts

Do check this school’s website, there are lots of calligraphy opportunities, including some courses I’m teaching

http://ardingtonschoolofcrafts.com/courses/categorysearch/calligraphy-_-lettering-arts

and the food and ambience is great!

Whilst beginners start with a simple dip pen, there are so many more to explore from there on...

 

writing on walls

up a ladder
writing plus artworks in place

I had a lot of fun writing on the walls in the foyer of Reading’s PROGRESS THEATRE last week – we wash it all off soon. It was on display during their annual playwriting festival so I made some artworks about the plays and then big quotes about writing or theatre on the walls.

All gone now! Except for two quotes, above booking office and bar. This little theatre is worth a visit, check www.progresstheatre.co.uk

CLAS AGM 14 March

200 people attending the AGM last year

The Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society is using the British Library again this year for its AGM. This will coincide with the new Magna Carta exhibition so it’ll be pretty busy.

I’m helping out on the sales table and presenting a report on the educational side of CLAS.

SSI Lay Members Day

my first entry 25 years ago!

I am to give the slide talk critiquing members’ entries for this big event in the Society of Scribes & Illuminators’ calendar. I promise to be kind – I know how it felt when I was New and my entry went up on the screen! I know there will be a broad selection of work. If you want to attend the day visit calligraphyonline.org to book a ticket for 25th April. it’ll be a great day

Guild Show

Odiham has a beautiful venue for shows – the Cross Barn – and we had a great weekend there displaying & selling our work.

The Guild continues to flourish and it’s a pleasure to be with other craftspeople – none of whom is a calligrapher!

more shows are planned.

 

Milland exhibition

Do visit the Contemporary Crafts show SAT 23rd 7 SUN 24th November 2013 at Milland Village Hall, Milland, nr Liphook, GU30 7NA

All the makers will be there, and they’ve invited me to join them; there’s weaving, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, fused glass – and stay for tea & cake or soup & rolls at lunchtime, for a donation to Samaritans. Hope you can make it

 

Progress on show

We put up the show on Monday, here’s Chris Moran up the ladder getting the lighting right.

the 8 plays are one-act new writing and I had a lot of fun picking a short quote from each and making it calligraphic

forty-two
Chris up the ladder

Exhibiting at FOYLES bookshop

If you’re in London any time this month until 30th October, go to the top floor of Foyles bookshop in Charing Cross Road for a stunning calligraphy show. We put it up today. Over 80 pieces of work by many well-known and several unknown calligraphers. Put together by CLAS, Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society (see website www.clas.co.uk ) this is an outstanding show.

1.30, still lots more to screw to the wall
8.30am: unpacked, laid out, planning the arrangement