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gaynor goffe

Calligraphy Tutor

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

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Industry Experience: 40 years

Lettering Styles

Copperplate Flourishes Foundational Hand Gothic Italic Variations Italics Modern Calligraphy Roman Capitals Uncials

Commission Types

Announcements Cards Celebrations Certificates Corporate Events Illumination Poetry Posters Quote Scrolls Text Verse
About me

About me:

I have been a professional calligrapher working to commission and teaching widely in Britain and abroad, for almost 40 years, including for residential centres such as West Dean College, Sussex, and Flatford Mill Field Studies Centre, Suffolk, I also teach small groups at home near Ely, Cambs – please contact me for details. I trained in calligraphy/illumination/heraldic painting at Reigate School of Art & Design, and am a longstanding fellow of the Society of Scribes & Illuminators, and the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society. I particularly enjoy experimenting with script variations and combining script and colour. I also work to commission and teach pet portraits in pastel. Iam left-handed! I can guide preparation for the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society Diplomas ( 3 levels), for which I am an examiner,  by on-line correspondence or workshops at home in Cambridgeshire


After teaching in school for 5 years, I then trained in calligraphy and worked for well-known calligrapher Donald Jackson for 3 years. I taught on the Diploma course, and later degree course, at the Roehampton Institute ( now Roehampton University) for 18 years , and later on the degree course when it moved to a Kensington Palace. I have taught  short courses at West Dean College, and Flatford Mill, for almost 40 years,  and many short courses throughout Europe, and some in the U.S. and Japan. I am an examiner for the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society Diplomas., designed a calligraphic typeface with Linotype, and have written 2 calligraphy books. I have carried out many  calligraphic commissions and some sign painting and lettercarving commissions.

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