Thursday, February 7, 2019

Mouse Roman

Following a workshop on Saturday with the South Wales Scribes taken by Josie Brown I have been practicing the style. It is an informal script, something I have tried to a incorporate into my portfolio of scripts, to use as a foil to more formal faces. More later...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

South Wales Scribes Collaborative Book

Below is my submission for the book that has the theme colour. As usual I failed to get a suitable photo before passing on the piece.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Transformation exhibition opens

South Wales Scribes exhibition, Transformation, was well received at the opening function last night. There are 150 exhibits including framed work and books. This will be the first opportunity in many years, to my recollection 25 to30 years, to see an exhibition of calligraphy in South Wales.
The exhibition is at Swansea Museum and runs until the 23 April.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Forthcoming Exhibition

The South Wales Scribes will hold their first exhibition of calligraphy and lettering at Swansea Museum from the 20th February until the 23rd April 2016. There will also be the opportunity for the very first time in Wales to view the ‘Letters After Lindisfarne’ volumes which comprise over 200 original pages of unique lettering from individuals in regional groups on loan from the International Research Centre for Calligraphy at the University of Sunderland. The exhibition will be officially opened by Marion McKenzie the Chair of the Calligraphy Lettering Arts Society.
The four volumes of the ‘Letters After Lindisfarne’ will be available to look through every Tuesday between 10am and 1pm and Saturdays from 11am until 4pm for the duration of the exhibition.
For more information telephone Gordon Wood on 01792 401336 / 07798 662985 or Swansea Museum on 01792 653763, alternatively you can email our Secretary at
South Wales Scribes is a regional group for people interested in calligraphy and lettering arts established in 2012.  We welcome members from across South Wales from professionals to enthusiastic amateurs and those just starting out in calligraphy.  Our aim is to ensure that everyone develops their calligraphy skills and that they have great fun doing so, consequently we enjoy working together and supporting each other as we learn.
We meet at the Glais Senior Citizens Pavilion in Swansea.  We usually have five to six meetings a year, four workshops with external tutors well known in the calligraphy world and two meetings led by members where we work together, including our annual general meeting.
Membership is currently £15 per year. Workshop costs can vary but are around £25 for the day.  For more information, please contact
South Wales Scribes is a non-profit making organisation and is affiliated to the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Letters after lindisfarne at SWS Exhibition

This is a further test. I am adding the slideshow below using Flickrit to provide the embed code. The images are the work of fellow members of South Wales Scribes submitted to the Letters after Lindisfarne project.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Letters after Lindisfarne

The exhibition is currently showing. There were so many pieces that they were split alphabetically. I am in the first section and I am reproducing my double page spread below. There is a website and all the works can be seen here. I am so pleased that there is an online exhibition because I was able to download my work. I had quickly photographed the piece before sending it, but at such haste that the result was appalling. Now I have an image I can see and share.

I am a member of South Wales Scribes and we had a workshop around the Letters after Lindisfarne project with Lin Kerr. Lin had some very sound advice about layout and I have some images from that workshop to show soon. Lin also gave the advice to make two copies at the same time. As I promised a copy to the author of the smaller quotation it was a good idea. It didn't turn out as expected, but I'll go into that story again.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

More green

Like the header above curved green lines. I love the colour, but this shows a problem with the camera I chose to use. Re-think needed...