We are sorry to learn of the death of a former Fellow of the SSI, Ethna Gallacher. Ethna was a talented calligrapher and graphic designer. She studied at Glasgow School of Art and then at Digby Stuart College under Ann Camp and Jen Lindsay. Ethna worked and taught in her native Australia thereafter, producing a… [Read More]
Our AGM day was held a little later than usual, falling towards the end of the October rather than the beginning, but the fact it was half-term and slightly colder weather didn’t deter members from turning up. I’m happy to say that more people came along than the year before. The Art Workers’ Guild doorbell… [Read More]
It is with great sadness that we learned that David Graham FSSI passed away on Thursday. David was a very longstanding member and Fellow of the SSI and remembered very fondly by many calligraphers. We will publish more about David in the forthcoming Newsletter.
A highly popular and successful Lay Members’ Day 2018 was held on Saturday 19 May at Imperial College, London and included a fascinating talk by Stephen Raw. A longer report of Stephen’s presentation written by Rebecca Osborne will be published in the next SSI Newsletter but for now here’s a brief account of the talk… Wow!… [Read More]
BEYOND PAPER: LETTERING ON DIFFERENT SURFACES Held on 24 November 2018 ‘Informative, entertaining and filled with enthusiasm’ described our first Skills and Ideas Day at St George’s Church, Bloomsbury. Josie Brown, Susie Leiper FSSI and Celia Kilner shared both their knowledge and enthusiasm for their individual subjects and gave the 36 participants an opportunity to… [Read More]