The 2014 winner was Felicity Hollis, who received her prize from the Master Scrivener in the presence of the Sheriffs of the City of London at a reception held in London on 4 February. Felicity has a Foundation Degree in Calligraphy and Design from the University of Sunderland and studied under Gerald Mynott and Veiko… [Read More]
Applications for the prestigious Heritage Crafts Awards open next month. Our generous funders have come up trumps again and there are awards and bursaries for volunteers, trainers, Made in Britain and the Maker of the Year, as well as for those who wish to learn more and/or buy tools and equipment. These are the only… [Read More]
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding two linked days in spring/early summer next year with the aim of helping participants to find inspiration for calligraphic pieces and to work with them on the development of initial ideas. These linked days will be particularly suitable for those who are interested in applying… [Read More]
An SSI exhibition is to be held in the London College of Communication this November and we’d very much like to feature gilded and illuminated work by Fellows and Lay Members. If you have any pieces that you’d be willing to loan, please get in touch with our Librarian, Julie Chaney (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wednesday 15th to Friday 17th July, 9.30am – 4pm Greystoke Cycle Café near Penrith, Cumbria. Pip is a renowned letter carver and known by many for the much loved Stanza Stones, in which she carved the words of poet Simon Armitage into the rugged and varied geology of the North York Moors (as part of… [Read More]
With sadness we record the passing of one of the greatest of calligraphers and type-designers, Hermann Zapf, who died on 4 June 2015, aged 97. An obituary will appear in the July Newsletter.