Calligraphy and lettercutting

Lettercutting in stone and slate with Tom Perkins

Ref: S4D08550

Suitable for all


About this course

Expand your skills in letter carving with a mallet and chisel. Beginners learn the technique of 'V' cutting to gain confidence. More experienced carvers refine and improve carving techniques whilst studying letter forms.


Tom Perkins

A letter carver/lettering designer for almost 40 years, Tom Perkins trained in calligraphy at Reigate School of Art and Design, then a year as letter carving assistant to Richard Kindersley. He has taught at The Roehampton Institute and on short courses in the UK, USA and Japan. His work is in a number of private collections and at the Crafts Study Centre, Farnham. His book The Art of Letter carving in Stone was published by the Crowood Press.


Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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