Letters

How often do you get a letter through the post that looks like this? How beautiful is that, I love it. I have been wanting to do a course for a while now in some sort of lettering skills, my hand writing is ok, I like letters and words and I like putting them on my pots but my lettering skills are very limited really. I haven’t found a course to do yet though. This calligraphy is done by Patricia Lovett who is the vice chair of The Heritage Crafts Association.

As such coincidences often occur today I was reading the “Techniques Using Slip” by John Mathieson book as recently received through the post. I was looking at the section aboutJames Basset, he’s a slip trail king and his lettering is just fab, I love it, makes mine look like childish scrawl. So the plate above (ignore the H that looks like a square 8 please) is my attempt at using the serifs on the letters. I think Pru Cooper does lovely lettering too. Definitely something I need to work on. That book is lovely if you haven’t seen it yet, there’s some great things in there, I’ve been devouring it at every tea break the last day or two.

Funny thistley-flowery things. I’m back at the trying to finish every thing that’s under plastic stage again. I popped a glaze firing in this morning, a bisque lined up fir the day that that comes out etc etc before Spring Fling and the German trip. Two small exhibitions to get together before I leave for Germany too, talk about everything happening at once. It keeps me out of trouble anyway…
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7 Responses to Letters

  1. Anna says:

    Im loving the Matheson book too. Had to order it from amazon.uk too since USA doesnt have it available yet….and it was cheaper this way too!

  2. Ron says:

    Hey Hannah, That lettering looks really good. I like the thistles too. I'm gonna have to go ahead and order my book too from the UK.

  3. ang says:

    lucky your name wasn't any longer!! we had a lecturer at college that was handy with the calligraphy, i dabbled.. but it has influenced my hand writing which is a good thing! and found it, lovely '8'…

  4. Hi Darlin,The book is great. Are you gonna get yours signed? I am!.Your lettering is actually very accomplished, so don't knock yourself. Take my word for it, I know what I'm talking about(sort of). Books always fill in the gaps in my knowledge, and I have dozens on lettering and calligraphy. Second hand book shops and ebay…Great!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Just read the last couple of days worth. We already had 'No9' ringed on the map…… Getting a bit excited now! are we still on for Sunday night?

  6. Anonymous says:

    also meant to say…… kiln's looking good, I'm looking forward to seeing it for realDave (& Sue)

  7. Anonymous says:

    Ladies of Letters!!

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