Sunday, 3 January 2016

New Slates from the Studio

SATOR, slate cut in both positive and negative form
This is a photo of the slate that has been included in the next issue of Bound and Lettered that will be highlighting the instructors for A Show of Hands, The 35th International Calligraphy Conference to be held June 25th - July 2nd, 2016 in Swannanoa, North Carolina. If you click on the link HERE you will be taken to the Registration page for the conference. 

I  was an instructor at the very first International Calligraphy Conference held at St. John's University in Minnesota in 1981 and have been an instructor at 5 in total. I will be offering two courses, Inscription Cutting and Brush Romans. 

Below are some examples of what I have been cutting over the past 6 months. Each of these is cut in slate using a carbide tipped chisel.  I cut on the flat after having drawn and traced the letters and designs directly on the stone. The shaped edges were created with a jig saw and a file from templates I created by hand. The letters are gilded with 23K gold leaf and the colours are painted with one shot oil based colours. Each of the slates is sealed with Enrich N Seal.

Each of these slates has already been sold, however if you are interested in a commission, please click this EMAIL LINK and send me a message to discuss.