Sunday, 14 September 2008

Guilding workshop with John Ward

Yesterday we held our September meeting, with John Ward as our guest tutor. The workshop focussed on Guilding, with a little bit on Pressure Release while we were waiting on various glues and mediums drying.

I have to say I really enjoyed the day, I was always a bit frightened of Guilding and the various bits of equipment required, John laid all our fears to rest and talked us through the various products, methods and latest equipment available which all he brough along with him for us to try.

We started by learning how to lay the adhesive medium (the hardest part) John had printed lots of shapes onto thick paper for us to practice with. This was a great idea to get us used to filling in square, triagles, circles etc. as smoothly and quickly as possible. Laying the gold (either transfer or leaf) was the easy part!

I'll update the blog later on toady with photos from the session.

Keswick Calligraphy Exhibition

Calligraphy and the History of Writing by Raymond Duckworth

The exhibition on calligraphy and illumination includes lettering examples of historical scripts beginning with the Roman period (AD1) and Celtic Insular scripts, Carolingian Minuscule lettering, the Gothic period, the Renaissance to the modern Copperplate and Foundation.

The Exhibition runs from 30th September to 31st October in the Keswick Musuem & Art Gallery, Fitz Park, Station Road, Keswick, CA12 4NF

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

"A Way With Words"

The North Yorkshire calligraphers exhibition is running now at the Dorman Museum in Middlesbrough and runs until Sunday 2nd November 2008.

here's an example of their work

September Calligraphy Meeting

Our first meeting after the summer break is this Saturday - we are having a tutorial workshop with John Ward, focussing on Illumination/Gold Leaf with possibly a bit of Pressure Release work if we have time!

if you are in the Cumbrian area and are interested in joining, please email or phone for details.