The Tutors

Learn more about our 2015 Tutors

Andrew Whittle

Andrew has been designing and carving letters in stone and wood for over twenty five years. Having founded the Lettering course at Weymouth College he taught there for sixteen years and was the first artist to tutor our workshops when they started in 1999.

Eric Marland

After finishing the Art Restoration course at The City and Guilds of London Art School in 1985, Eric worked as a freelance lettercarver in London until 1990. He then moved to Cambridge, working first for David Kindersely and afterwards at The Carving Workshop. In 1998 Eric set up his own studio in a deconsecrated chapel, where he has an established reputation for fine lettering and creative design.

Gaynor Goffe

Gaynor is a well-known calligrapher and teacher with over 35 years experience in calligraphy and teaching. She is a fellow of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society (CLAS) and the Society for Scribes and Illuminators.

John Neilson

John worked as a letter carver and designer in North Wales since 1992, after a training in calligraphy and a spell as assistant to Tom Perkins. He was one of the first carvers to take on an apprentice through the Memorial Arts Charity scheme,(Now The Lettering and Commemorative Arts Trust)  and is a qualified teacher.

Louise Tiplady

Louise Tiplady initially trained as a stonemason and graduated from Weymouth College with distinctions. Louise was the fourth student to start a two-year apprenticeship with Charlotte Howarth to learn the art of lettering and lettercarving after working for five years as a stonemason/ carver. This award, funded by the Memorial Arts Charity (now The Lettering & Commemorative Arts Trust) and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, has enabled her to pursue her interests in the lettering arts.

Pip Hall

Pip has been running a carving studio for 16 years, carving inscriptions for commemoration and celebration, house signs and garden features, as well as carrying out public art commissions, and exhibiting. Pip’s work also includes lettering and illustration for books, and for interiors, such as floors and walls.  Pip is currently training apprentice Wayne Hart, with support from the Memorial Arts Charity Apprenticeship Scheme. (Now The Lettering and Commemorative Arts Trust).

Sue Hufton

1983-86, trained with Ann Camp at Roehampton in calligraphy and lettercarving with Tom Perkins from 1986-7. Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators and Full Member of Letter Exchange. Worked from 2000-2006 as a scribe on the Saint John’s Bible for Saint John’s Abbey, Minnesota. Carried out a variety of commissions in calligraphy, painted and carved lettering for private clients and churches. Experienced teacher of calligraphy in the UK and overseas, short course tutor at West Dean College, Calligraphy lecturer on the Foundation Degree in Calligraphy with Design for the University of Sunderland at Kensington Palace. Author of articles about calligraphy in books, journals and catalogues. Regularly exhibits and has work included in the Crafts Study Centre in Farnham.

Tom Perkins

Tom has an international reputation as a lettering designer and craftsman, with work in public and private collections. He has taught widely in the UK and also in Europe, the USA and Japan and influenced many other practitioners.

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