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An A5 colour catalogue of Tom and Gaynor's recent exhibition  'Earth & Stone' at the Monnow Valley Arts Centre, and The Crafts Study Centre, Farnham is available from  price £3 inc.l p&P U.K), £4 (inc.p& p overseas) via this website, (with approximately half the 48 works illustrated) 


Tom Perkins : Teaches drawn and carved lettering short courses to regional groups. Please enquire for further details. He also teaches week-end or longer courses at his workshop in Cambridgeshire, for 6-8 people, in letter carving in stone and drawn lettering.

Gaynor Goffe : Teaches a wide range of calligraphic topics for one-day, weekend and longer workshops to regional calligraphy groups. Please enquire for further details. She also teaches one-day or longer courses at her home in Cambridgeshire, for small groups, a wide range of calligraphy topics available.  




Courses taught by Tom Perkins

or further details please contact the organising body, or Tom if necessary.


3-6 Sept letter carving in stone/slate a ll  levels West Dean College,Sussex, details from their website or

13-15 Sept  letter carving in stone/slate a ll  levels  Cambridge, ( contat  )

23-25 October, lettercarving in stone, all levels including beginners New Brewery Arts, Cirencester ( details from their website)



8-12 January lettercarving in stone all levels West Dean College, Sussex (

8-11 February lettercarving in stone all levels, Orvieto, Italy (










Courses taught by Gaynor Goffe

Please see websites of venues for further details, or contact GG

Gaynor Goffe is teaching the following  calligraphy courses at centres in the UK, including West Dean College, Sussex (WD) and Flatford Mill Field Studies Centre, Suffolk (FM):-

The following are one-day, weekend, and longer workshops taught by Gaynor Goffe, please contact Gaynor or the  relevant residential centre for further details :-

Half and one-day workshops also taught at home, approximately once a fortnight, weekdays and Sundays, near Ely, Cambs, please e-mail for further details and dates.



2-4 June calligraphy all levels,  Flatford Mill Field Studies Centre, Suffolk details from

14/15 June calligraphy all levels at Rowde,Wilts ( contact )

28 June calligraphy all levels at Snape,Suffolk, ( contact )

9-12 July    calligraphy all levels    West Dean College, Sussex  details from their website or

24-28 July   calligraphy all levels     Princes School of Traditional Arts, London details from

18-20 August   calligraphy all levels    Claridge House, Lingfield, Surrey, details from

25-27 August   "calligraphy all levels    Flatford Mill, Suffolk   details from

11-14 Sept   calligraphy all levels  West DeanCollege, Sussex  details from their website or

6-8 October, calligraphy all levels, ( contact     for location)

21/22 October, calligraphy all levels, New Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester ( contact their website)

27-29 October, calligraphy all levels, Flatford Mill,Suffolk ( contact,

17-19 November, calligraphy all levels, (contact     for location )




NB Saturday or weekend workshops I am teaching for regional calligraphy groups are advertised to members via the groups. (If you are not a member of a regional group and need information please contact me )


Workshop Topics


I am available for one day, weekend and longer workshops on the following topics, please contact me if you wish to arrange a workshop.

1) Basic Scripts:-

. formal italic

. joined cursive italic

. foundational hand

. 9th century Carolingian

. uncial

. versals

. Roman capitals

. italic capitals

. copperplate minuscule & capitals

2)Contemporary Variations- Any of the above are available as more advanced workshops with script variations, or mixed-level workshops covering basics and variations.

3) Other topics:-

. Renaissance round minuscule

. Renaissance San Vito capitals

. flourish design, italic minuscule & capitals

. pressure and release Roman capitals

. pressure and release capitals variations

. experimenting with automatic pens

. colour in the pen and background

. writing at small sizes

. developing rhythm in italic

. lay-out and design

. surgery for works in progress

. Additional topics can be considered