The Journeyman scheme offers tuition, expertise & guidance to further the careers of letter carvers.


Our Journeyman scheme was launched in 2014 to provide bespoke training for experienced, committed letter carvers who want to focus on a specific area of their craft. The scheme offers tuition, expertise and guidance to help letter carvers gain in confidence to become fully self-employed.


What past journeyman recipients say


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Ben Williams

Ben Williams spent six weeks training with Alec Peever, a renowned artist based in Oxfordshire. Ben’s placement with Alec featured study on the form and drawing of letters, as well as practical hands-on work assisting Alec with his commissions.

“What an amazing journey so far. This would not have been possible without the grant from the Lettering Arts Trust. I feel… like I’m meant to do this – I’ve found my role in life, which is deeply satisfying.”

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Joe Hickey

Joe Hickey spent several weeks with letter carver and lettering designer John Neilson in Wales. John helped Joe focus on the practical and business side of running a workshop. This was also a very physical placement, with Joe helping John inscribe a huge oak beam at a site in the Highlands.

“Working away on-site in the Highlands, and with John’s advice on costing jobs, I feel better-armed for my future as a letter carver.”