Susan Hufton

Susan Hufton trained at Roehampton and now teaches and writes about calligraphy and bookbinding in the UK and abroad. She undertakes public and private commissions, and has pieces in V&A and Crafts Study Centre collections. Susan is a Fellow of The Society of Scribes and Illuminators and Full Member of Letter Exchange.

Describe your approach to teaching:

I aim to help students see possibilities, learn and apply new skills and express individual ideas. Together we explore how an understanding of tradition, purpose and function informs the making process.

What inspires your own work?

Letterforms fascinate me, their potential to influence the communication of ideas and impressions, both in historical and contemporary contexts. Words that are relevant to my current thinking and experiences inspire me.

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