ridgeway 13

“Calligraphy – it’s weird, but good.” That was the verdict of one girl during the first calligraphy workshop I’ve held at a school. I spent a day in the classroom at Ridgeway Primary Academy in South Shields. I was asked by the deputy headteacher to come in and work with the children after writing some…

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child writing

This week’s blog is a guest post from Manuscript Pen Company about our school workshop partnership. We are very happy to support the work of Creative Calligraphy! A school calligraphy workshop will take place later this month, involving children from Ridgeway Primary Academy in South Shields. They will be introduced to the beautiful art of calligraphy using…

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manuscript pens

I’ve been using Manuscript pens for as long as I’ve been doing calligraphy, so I’m delighted to welcome them on board a new Creative Calligraphy project. I’m running my first school calligraphy workshop later this month, working with children from Ridgeway Primary Academy in South Shields. I first got in touch with Manuscript via Twitter,…

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bede work business

NEXT time you’re rattling along on the Metro in South Tyneside, look up from your book or your phone when you stop at Bede – it’ll be worth it! The platforms at the station, tucked away in the middle of an industrial estate in Jarrow, have been given a burst of colour with the introduction of 10…

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course 1

ANY class that starts with the words ‘wine glasses’ is always going to be a winner with me. Worryingly, the wine glasses I was drawing as part of my introduction to the Gothicized Italic – or Pointed Gothic – script were rather large! I’ve joined a calligraphy course led by Susan Moor, chairman of the…

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branding writing

This is a guest blog I did for wedding blog Tyne the Knot last month when the theme was “all in the details”.   The time has come to send out the wedding invitations and let everyone know the plans for your big day. You may have already sent out Save the Date cards, but more often…

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metro 7

I haven’t wanted to say anything about this until now, in case I jinxed it, but my calligraphy is going to form part of a fantastic new art installation at Bede Metro station in Jarrow! I was asked by artist Mark Gibson to get involved after a chance meeting in the reception of Bede’s World,…

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scribes 7

I was honoured to receive an invitation from The Society of Northumbrian Scribes to the opening of their exhibition, A Love of Letters, at Bede’s World in Jarrow. More than 60 pieces of calligraphic work are on display, showcasing a wide variety of skills from members of all ages and abilities. The group’s founder and…

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summer

Well, I appear to have survived my first summer as a self-employed mum-of-two, although my purse is starting to feel the pinch! It’s the first time since my second bout of maternity leave in 2012 that I haven’t had to work (in the traditional sense at least) during the six-week school holidays. I have, however,…

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bede taster 4

I’ve had a great time this summer introducing people to the ancient art of calligraphy. I’ve been holding taster sessions at Bede’s World in Jarrow, where I was also given a chance to talk a little about myself and my business at one of their summer salons. For those of you who don’t know, a…

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