Letter carving in stone

Subject: Applied Arts, Calligraphy
Dates: 10 April 2017 - 13 April 2017
Time: 10:30 to 17:30
Location: The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG
Tutor: Tom Perkins
Full price
£ 300
Student and pensioner concession
£ 250

This course welcomes students with any or no experience of stone-letter carving. It will focus on learning and improving ‘V’ incising – one of the principal techniques in hand carving fine lettering in stone.

York and Portland stone, dummy mallets, chisels, safety specs, masks and other materials will all be provided.

Stout, comfortable footwear should be worn.

Monday - Thursday

Tutor biography

Tom Perkins

Tom Perkins been commissioned to carve stone and design letters for more than 30 years.

He studied calligraphy at Reigate School of Art and Design and then carved lettering with Richard Kindersley, in the mid 1970s.

He teaches widely, in the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA.

A member of Letter Exchange, he is also a fellow of the Calligraphy and Lettering Society, Temenos Academy, the Royal Society of Arts and the Society of Designer Craftsmen.