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September 2020

Workshop: Calligraphic Borders with Jan Mehigan – CANCELLED

September 12, 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

SYNOPSIS:    Jan is a renowned calligrapher and artist, with an interest in both traditional and contemporary calligraphy. She is a Fellow of both SSI and CLAS and is a popular and knowledgeable tutor and demonstrator. Enjoy a day learning the easy way to design and create exciting and beautiful DECORATIVE BORDERS AND MOTIFS using grids and tracing paper that can enrich your calligraphy, cards and pictures. This fun workshop will include simple techniques to produce exciting designs with vibrant…

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October 2020

Workshop: Circular writing and terrific tunnel books with a festive twist! – with Jan Pickett – CANCELLED

October 10, 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

SYNOPSIS:    Jan is a renowned calligrapher and artist, with a lifetime love of all forms of art and lettering. She has been teaching for 25 years and enjoys creating exuberantly colourful and fun decorated lettering as well as more serious and formal calligraphic work. She is a Fellow of both SSI and CLAS. This will be an exciting day designing, constructing, writing and decorating many-layered tunnel books in a delightful 3D format; the format can be circular, square, oblong…

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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

Details to follow.

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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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