Gaynor Goffe - Calligrapher
Gaynor Goffe is a well-known calligrapher and has taught many of today's prominent calligraphers. Her main areas of work are commissions, teaching workshops, running calligraphy correspondence courses and producing calligraphy for exhibition and sale.
1969-74 Taught in secondary school prior to starting calligraphy
74 Started calligraphy at Adult Education classes with Ann Hechle and David Williams
75-78 Studied calligraphy, illumination and heraldry at Reigate School of Art and Design with Anthony Wood (Surrey Diploma in Art & Design)
79-81 Assistant to Donald Jackson
81-97 Taught on the calligraphy courses at the Roehampton Institute
97-2000 Taught calligraphy on the HND Lettering course at Reigate School of Art & Design ( part of East Surrey College)
She has taught on numerous courses since 1980 including students at Camberwell School of Art, Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute, West Dean College, Dartington Hall, Urchfont Manor and Flatford Mill. She has written two calligraphy books: 'Calligraphy Made Easy' Parragon/Robinson and 'Calligraphy Step-by-Step' (with Anna Ravenscroft) HarperCollins (titled 'Calligraphy School ' overseas). A Fellow of the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society and one of the examiners for the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society's National Diplomas in Calligraphy, elected member of Letter Exchange, 2000 Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society lifetime achievement award.
Commissions/work for sale:
Commissions undertaken include designing/inscribing certificates and diplomas, invitations and book jackets. There is usually a range of work for sale. The most recent works for sale are calligraphic collages, some of which are shown on this website. (details can be supplied on request).
Work has been included in the following group exhibitions ( only post 1990 listed)
Work has appeared in the following: