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November 2020

Workshop: Carousel (star) books with Heather Hunter – CANCELLED

November 14, 2020 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Village Hall, Stanton St John, Stanton St John Village Hall
Middle Lane, Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HD United Kingdom
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£30 – £35

  Heather is a creator of unique artists’ books with her own texts, images and bindings.  She specializes in three dimensional structures. She is a graduate (in Psychology and Visual Studies) of Oxford Brookes University and, since 2018, has been a founder member of the Buckinghamshire Craft Guild. Many of Heather’s books can be found in private collections and university libraries In this workshop we will be making two small books, one based on a concertina fold and the other…

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Fine Press Book Fair – CANCELLED

November 21, 2020 - November 22, 2020
Examination Schools, Oxford, 75 - 81 High St
Oxford, OX1 4BG

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December 2020

Christmas Club Day (via Zoom)

December 12, 2020 at 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Zoom Event United Kingdom
Free

Ewan Clayton, renowned calligrapher, teacher and writer is our guest speaker for this year's virtual Christmas Club Day. Ewan will be giving us the 'world premiere' of his presentation The Golden Thread and the Missing Illustrations!  Ewan, the author of The Golden Thread, a history of writing, had hoped to more fully illustrate his book but was restricted in the number of photos he could use as well as being limited to black and white images. In this talk he will share with…

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January 2021

Workshop via Zoom: Coptic stitch single sheet binding with Janina Maher

January 9, 2021 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Event United Kingdom
£20

Janina Maher is a bookbinder and mixed media artist working from her garden-based studio in Reading. She loves experimenting with new materials and book structures and has been teaching bookbinding, gel plate printing and mixed media techniques for several years (including at Ardington School of Crafts). She is an exhibiting member of the Reading Guild of Artists and an avid water skier! This workshop will comprise binding single sheets of paper into a book using the Coptic stitch; the beautiful…

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February 2021

Workshop via Zoom: Blind embossing with Josie Brown

February 13, 2021 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Event United Kingdom
£20

Josie is a calligrapher, heraldic artist and book maker and a CLAS Accredited Tutor with over 30 years of teaching experience. She likes to apply traditional skills and techniques in a contemporary way and is passionate about all things paper. This workshop will introduce the skills and techniques required to enjoy the art of embossing, where lettering and patterns are raised up from the surface of the paper. We will begin by designing and cutting our own stencils, then learn…

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March 2021

Workshop via Zoom: Writing in and on gold with Mary Noble

March 13, 2021 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zoom Event United Kingdom
£20

  Mary is an eminent calligrapher who has been teaching for over 30 years. She is a Fellow of both the SSI and CLAS and is a member of the Letter Exchange.  She is the author or co-author of several books. This workshop will explore the varying effects of writing in gold paints and in glues for gold leaf, creating an acrylic gold background and writing on top or just making patterns for gold borders. The workshop will be delivered…

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May 2021

Workshop via Zoom: Designing borders and patterns the easy way with Jan Mehigan

May 8, 2021 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zoom Event United Kingdom
£20

Jan is a renowned calligrapher and artist, with an interest in both traditional and contemporary calligraphy. She is a Fellow of both the SSI and CLAS and is a popular and knowledgeable tutor and demonstrator. Enjoy learning the EASY way to design and create exciting and beautiful DECORATIVE BORDERS and MOTIFS using grids and tracing paper which can enrich your calligraphy, cards and pictures or be used to enhance your writing or just stand on their own. A template for…

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June 2021

Workshop via Zoom: Celtic Knotwork – Square Patterns with Joy Daniels

June 12, 2021 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom Event United Kingdom
£20

Joy has been a freelance calligrapher since 1987 and is renowned in particular for her beautiful copperplate script. She is a CLAS accredited tutor. In this workshop Joy will be showing us how to unravel the intricacies of the Celtic Knot and to design our own knotwork pattern. With a few simple rules and a square grid we will discover how to construct the simplest knot and then build on this to make more complicated patterns which can be used…

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July 2021

Summer Club Day

July 10, 2021 at 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Village Hall, Stanton St John, Stanton St John Village Hall
Middle Lane, Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HD United Kingdom
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Saturday, 10th July 2021 will see us coming together in Stanton St John Village Hall for the first time since our last in-person workshop in February 2020. Summer Club Days are much-loved events, thanks to our tradition of lunching al-fresco, and a great way for new members to meet other members. Unlike previous years, because there is a limit on the number of people allowed in the hall we are asking members to book a place for this Club Day. To…

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September 2021

Workshop: Choose your script, a refresher of the standard scripts – with Sylvie Gokulsing

September 11, 2021 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Village Hall, Stanton St John, Stanton St John Village Hall
Middle Lane, Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HD United Kingdom
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£30 – £35

    SYNOPSIS: Sylvie requires no introduction; she is a calligrapher of renown and in order of importance is: a member of Oxford Scribes, a Fellow of the SSI and a Fellow of CLAS! This workshop will give each participant the opportunity to refresh their knowledge of any of the standard Western scripts, under Sylvie’s tutelage.  Choose any one or more of: Roman Capitals, Foundational, Italic,  Italic Capitals, Carolingian or Uncial. Following demonstrations of the essentials of each script, you…

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