Lettering & Commemorative Arts

The Lettering & Commemorative  Arts Trust is encouraging Britain’s long tradition of lettercarving in stone, slate and wood to flourish through our Apprenticeship and Journeyman Schemes, our programme of exhibitions at the Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings, national Lettercarving workshops, The  Art & Memory Collection, and various illustrated publications. We have helped and advised over five thousand people across the British Isles and also overseas, with the commissioning of commemorative works and well designed, unique memorials for churchyard, cemetery, private garden or public space. Please see our commissioning website  www.memorialsbyartists.co.uk


Please join us at the 2017 London Craft Week Lettering Arts Trust Contemporary Letter Carving event!

Saturday May 6, De Beauvoir Workshops, 69a Southgate Road, London N1 3JS

11 am – 12 Leading letter carvers in conversation: £15

12 – 5 pm Open studio – free to all

Following the success of last year’s event, we are delighted to be participating again in this year’s London Craft Week programme. Join us from 11 am to 12 to hear leading artists Lois Anderson, Wayne Hart, Charlotte Howarth, Tom Perkins and Annet Stirling share their experiences designing contemporary works of art.  They will be discussing the inspiration and techniques behind their architectural commissions, garden artworks and commemorative commissions.

Throughout the afternoon, watch the artists demonstrate carving techniques on different media and try your hand at stone carving.

Visit http://www.londoncraftweek.com/events/letter-cutting-with-lettering-arts-trust for more information and to book your ticket for the panel discussion.

The Lettering Arts Centre GALLERY & SHOP at Snape Maltings  is  open Fridays – Mondays, including bank holidays 11am – 5pm for   innovative works of art and unique items for the home or special occasions.

EXHIBITION – Masters of Invention 24 March – 28 May

Masters of Invention – Adventures in Graffiti art and Writing culture, presents visitors to the Lettering Arts Centre with a unique opportunity to explore writing culture within the history of creative mark making, contemporary art and graphic design. The show will feature paintings, photography, previously unseen sketches and theoretical texts from the culture’s pioneers as well as leading artists from today’s art scene.

Highlighting the contributions of those who have taken the art form into new and interesting spaces, Masters of Invention is a unique visual history of a letterform that has evolved from humble beginnings, into a highly complex and sophisticated form of design practice.

Curated by Errol Donald, Lettering Artist, Educator, Full member of Letter Exchange



Visit the Workshop page for dates for Calligraphy & Lino cut at the Lettering Arts Centre. The Cambridge and Cumbria Lettercarving in stone workshop dates are also available.

Apprentice's Blog

Follow our eighth apprentice, Jackie Perkins on her lettercarving journey with Master Lettercarver, Eric Marland  Jackie’s Blog

Friends of The Lettering & Commemorative Arts Trust

Become a Friend of the Lettering Arts Trust an enjoy private view invitations, free entry to exhibition talks by some of the UK’s leading lettering artists and special events for Friends only. Please contact the Trust for more information.

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Exhibition Virtual Tour

Masters & Apprentices – The Transfer of Passion Exhibition. Take a virtual tour of our 2014 exhibition and enjoy the craftsmanship and skill of the UK’s leading lettercarving Masters and their apprentices.


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