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Trinity Lutheran College • Issaquah, Washington

Ewan Clayton lives in Brighton, in the south east of England, where he runs his own lettering workshop. He is Visiting Professor in Art, Design, Media and Culture at the University of Sunderland and lecturer in calligraphy at the University of Roehampton, London. For sixteen years he also worked as a consultant to Xerox PARC with an interest in new technology and quality of life issues. He grew up near Ditchling , Sussex, where he and two earlier generations of his family worked in a Guild of craftsmen founded by Eric Gill. His most recent book ‘Embracing Change: Spirituality and the Lindisfarne Gospels’ was published in 2003.

Rudolf Koch and Block Capitals • 2 and 1/2 Days

Calligraphy by Rudolf Koch;
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Along with Edward Johnston in London and Rudolf Von Larisch in Vienna, Rudolf Koch in Offenbach-am-Main near Frankfurt, Germany, was one of the pioneers of the twentieth century revival of calligraphy in the west. He is known for his bold, straightforward penmanship and his own distinctive versions of block roman capitals and gothic lower case forms. In this workshop we will look at some samples of his block letter capitals, study their forms and build closely textured blocks of writing. The workshop includes a slide presentation of a wide range of Rudolf Koch’s work.

  • Materials:
    Layout Bond (not smaller than 11” by 17”/ A3)
    Black ink (not water-proof), I prefer students to use Sumi where possible.
    Dip-pens (Rexel, Manuscript, Brause or Speedball square cut nibs) in a wide range of sizes
    Cloth for wiping the pen
    Water container
    Some Gouache colours, a brush for the gouache
    Ruler, pencil and eraser. If you have coloured pencils (crayons) bring them also.
    One good quality peice of paper would also be useful.

Early Roman Rustic Capitals ClosedThursday–Saturday

Detail of Carmen de Bello Actiaco, from the Villa of the Papyrii
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In this class we look at the earliest surviving writing from the Roman world (first century BC), and at material excavated from the sites of the cities destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. This involves us a taking a fresh look at rustics which most calligraphers only study in a form from very late in the classical period. Early rustics are widely spaced, with no pen manipulation and full of a playful variety of form that gave rise to a number of cursive scripts. The object of this class is to study two of these forms and for each student to evolve their own pleasing variation.

  • Materials:
    Layout Bond (not smaller than 11” by 17”/ A3)
    Black ink (not water-proof), I prefer students to use Sumi where possible.
    Dip-pens (Rexel, Manuscript, Brause or Speedball square cut nibs), you will need some small nibs for this course (eg Mitchell size 4).
    Cloth for wiping the pen.
    Water container
    Some Gouache colours, a brush for the gouache.
    Ruler, pencil, eraser

  • Katherine Malmsten & Karen Kant, Co-Directors
    Contact: Katherine, 425-821-7919; or Karen, 253-589-3994
    bwconference@hotmail.com