CLAS Honoured Fellows

Terry Johnson

I have had a life long interest in lettering and am a fellow of the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society (FCLAS). I use “fine writing” to celebrate and commemorate all manner of occasions using fine papers, parchment and vellum and gilding techniques. My interest in drawing adds a further dimension to my calligraphy where sketches, pencil drawings can be included.

I work directly on commissions and for exhibitions and display purposes. I have worked on Books of Memory for local churches (including 1 for Sedbergh School to record the names of 660 past pupils who died during the 2 world wars), wedding stationery, album endorsements as well as family trees (including 2 local genealogy commissions traced back to Alfred the Great and Thomas More).

Calligraphy is steeped in historical precedent and I firmly believe that it still has a place in our present high tech. world. Being based in Kendal, Cumbria on the edge of the Lake District National Park, I still try to draw on this locality in which I live and work to produce “writing as an art form”.

My calligraphy pieces are many and varied, either for private commission or my own personal work (for exhibition and for sale).

During my career as an architect, I have built up a record of lettering in the environment under the title of “Letters on Architecture”.

MY ARTchitecture continues the lettering theme and is the point where art meets the built environment.

Pieces of work



The Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society, 10 Atheling Road, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 6BR

 

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