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Jeff Lang
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Letter Carving in Stone.

Post by Jeff Lang » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:55 pm

I followed a link Dave Smith shared & found this indepth resource for carved lettering.

http://www.memorialsbyartists.co.uk/art ... m-perkins/

Have a good look around.
Jeff Lang
Olde Lang Signs
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Tony Segale
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Re: Letter Carving in Stone.

Post by Tony Segale » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:51 pm

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for posting Tom's work.
I was able to meet Tom Perkins about 5 years ago, at a week long, Cheerio calligraphy retreat in North Carolina.
His wife, Gaynor Goffe, was teaching Italic Calligraphy upstairs, Tom was teaching carving into slate downstairs.
I could not pass up Gaynor's class since she is the first and only left handed instructor I ever met. It was well worth
the time and effort for me, however, I will never forget the plink-plink-plink sounds all week long coming from
downstairs. During breaks, we walked down and watched the patient, steady, continuing effort of all those students.
A most memorable and lively time.
Tom Perkins and Gaynor Goffe, two more master craft persons in the unending world of hand lettering.
and he took that golden hair and made a sweater for baby bear.

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Re: Letter Carving in Stone.

Post by DAVE SMITH » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:51 pm

Very nice work Jeff, I think he worked with Gordon Young on some projects over here, what a talent!

Wayne Osborne
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Re: Letter Carving in Stone.

Post by Wayne Osborne » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:42 pm

Iv'e enrolled in a weeks workshop with Tom at West Dean College here in Sussex in April !
I have done some cutting but with no extra free time to learn a new skill on your own its hard.... The course was the perfect excuse.
I will post how it goes

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