Letter Art

Gallery & Commissions



The work by Fellows of the SSI covers many disciplines and here are some examples.
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Bespoke Artworks

Considering a Commission

The following pointers may be of assistance if you are thinking of commissioning a piece of work:

1 Have a look at a range of work: on calligraphers’ websites to get an idea of possibilities and whose work you like.

2 Think about what you want: there are many possibilities and the calligrapher will be happy to advise and discuss.

3 Time-scale: state the deadline from the outset and please leave as much lead-in time as possible.

4 Your budget: For a one-off piece, having some idea of your budget will help the calligrapher to suggest options. For items such as invitations/envelopes/place cards etc, each calligrapher will usually have a price-scale which depends on content, quantity, time-scale, materials. Please remember that additional design changes may incur additional cost. Postage, travel or delivery are likely to be additional to the cost of the calligraphic work itself.

5 Provision of ‘rough’ designs: The calligrapher may provide samples of writing styles and will usually be happy to provide you with one or two ‘roughs’.  Usually payment will need to be made for the ‘rough’ if you choose not to continue or where major alterations are required. Otherwise the cost of ‘rough’ designs is usually included in the overall price.

Finding a Scribe

Fellows who accept commissions

If you think you would like to commission a piece of work the following fellows accept commissions, so feel free to get in touch with them directly.

Tony Curtis

Colne, Lancashire

Accepts commissions across the subject fields of traditional formal writing, letterform study, drawn/painted letters, illumination, and heraldry.

Tuition:  in these fields within a reasonable travelling distance of east Lancashire

Please see Facebook page: Tony Curtis Calligraphy & Illumination.

Janet Mehigan

Hayling Island, Hampshire
02392 463896 

Accepts commissions.
Tuition: I am pleased to accept enquiries about tutoring and mentoring.

Timothy Noad

Uxbridge, Middlesex
0 (189) 563-3728

Accepts commissions. Specialises in traditional work for presentation, combining calligraphy with illumination and heraldry: charters, scrolls, formal addresses, contemporary illuminated letters, historical facsimiles.

Mary Noble

Fareham, Hampshire
0 (239) 237-6072 

Accepts commissions.
Tuition: I run private classes in Hampshire, on Tuesday evenings in Havant (max 12 in class) and Wednesday afternoons in Hedge End (up to 16 in class), in term time. Beginners welcome.

Dave Wood

Cooroy, Australia

I enjoy working together with my clients to create a unique work of art which they will enjoy on their Boardroom wall, Office Foyer or in their home. My commission work during my career, spanning over 50 years, has varied from formal Citations and Appreciations on vellum with traditional illumination to personalised artistic works of art. I combine my graphic design background with the chosen calligraphic letterform to create a specialised calligraphy artwork which is meaningful and timeless. I invite you to visit my website (above) to view some of my commission work over the years. I look forward to the opportunity to discussing your requirements and creating a unique commission for you.

Gaynor Goffe

Ely, Cambridgeshire

Accepts commissions, all commissions considered, including writing out poetry formally and creatively, invitations, diplomas etc.

Tuition: One-day, weekend and longer workshops in most calligraphic scripts and associated calligraphy topics. 1-2-1 and small group zoom workshops and advanced mentoring.