CLAS Exhibition 2019
Living Letters VI : A Way with Words...

There is no specific theme other than your work must contain WORDS. This can be interpreted very broadly, do not think you have to be too narrow or prescriptive but pure alphabet designs will not be accepted. Artworks must be your own work, have been created within the last two years and must not have been published in any other exhibition catalogue. Maximum size is A2 (including frame) for 2D work. We will have very limited space for 3D work which must also be a maximum A2 size (including open book sizes) and of a weight that can be carried easily by one person. You may send in up to four entries.

Link here for information & application form...


The FINAL deadline for receiving jpeg images to be considered for selection is:
October 31st 2018 (on CD or Memory stick plus a printed image)


Please contact us for clarification if necessary




CLAS Living Letters V : Writing on the Edge

CatalogueOur Living Letters V Exhibition “Writing on the Edge” was accompanied by an absolutely stunning catalogue, specially designed for us by Manny Ling. It has been printed in a limited number so do remember to order your copy to avoid disappointment.

You can order it online for £10.00 plus £2.50 p&p for UK, or £16.50 EU, £18.50 rest of the world by clicking below (you will have the option of ordering more than one if you wish).


You can also send a cheque to: Marion McKenzie, 10 Atheling Road, Hythe, Southampton SO45 6BR

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CLAS Living Letters IV Exhibition: All that Glisters

The CLAS Living Letters IV exhibition entitled 'All that Glisters' opened at the prestigious Oxo Gallery on the South Bank in April 2012 before moving to Sunderland and then to Bath.

"All that Glisters" logo was designed by Mary Noble HFCLAS. 

2012: All that Glisters Exhibition at gallery@oxo

Private view

Ninety-seven wonderfully Glistering works of calligraphic and lettering art adorned the walls of the Oxo Gallery admired by throngs of visitors to the Private View. In the absence of Exhibitions Officer Kathy Taylor, laid low by ‘flu, Patricia Lovett welcomed the crowded gathering and spoke on behalf of CLAS to thank all those involved in making this exhibition happen – with special thanks to Manuscript for their donation.

Michelle Brown

World-renowned authority on manuscripts and Honoured CLAS Fellow Michelle
Brown gave an enthusiastic speech to open the exhibition and was presented with a Pat Chaloner engraved glass in thanks.

Malissa Stockbridge

Malissa Stockbridge, Director and Company Secretary of Manuscript Pen Company Ltd, was presented with a bouquet as a token of thanks for the company's
sponsorship of this exhibition.

Viewing works

The exhibition moves to Sunderland then Bath

Bath exhibition

The All that Glisters exhibition in Bath opened on 15th May and has been a resounding success with many visitors and overwhelmingly positive comments from calligraphers and non-calligraphers alike. The light, open gallery and the welcome sunshine in the second week showed the work off to its best advantage.

Bath exhibition
Banners by Lin Kerr hang in the window.

Bath exhibition

Kindly sponsored by the Manuscript Pen Company. We are also most grateful to our generous CLAS Exhibition Patrons

CLAS Living Letters III : Small Objects of Desire

This exhibition, which was administered by Viva Lloyd, ably assisted by her husband David, opened in November 2009 at the Riverhouse Barn in Walton-on-Thames. It then travelled to Sunderland University for part of January and February 2010.

The size of pieces of work was restricted to A3 when framed. No hard copy catalogue was produced but an Exhibition CD-ROM has been prepared from the artists' own JPGs. Copies may be obtained from CLAS Sales.

Here are some of the exhibitors at the Private View in Walton-on-Thames, with one of their pieces in the background.

Tim Noad Nancy Ouchida Howells Jan Pickett Marion McKenzie Jan Mehigan Tim Noad Michela Antonello Helen Scholes Lin Kerr Mary Noble


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