ere are some other websites of related interest. Please
contact me if you have a similar website that
you wish me to consider for inclusion.
Below: Calligraphy Societies (UK/US) | Heraldry | UK Museums/Galleries | Art/Artists (Celtic/Religious/Other) | Wedding Directories/Services | Other Gen.Interest
Note: Tigon Crafts is not responsible for the actual content of any external
websites listed below.
U.K. CALLIGRAPHY SOCIETIES:
Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society.
The C.L.A.S. website has sections on courses, qualifications, even their own Edge magazine.
Society of Scribes and Illuminators.
The S.S.I. was founded in 1921 with the aim of advancing the crafts of writing
U.S. CALLIGRAPHY SOCIETIES:
Association for the Calligraphic Arts.
Supports the calligraphic community in the USA. Has sections on membership and
education. An exhibitions area is also worth visiting.
The College of Arms.
Official repository of the coats of arms and pedigrees of English, Welsh, Northern
Irish and Commonwealth families and their descendants. Its records also include official
copies of the records of Ulster King of Arms, the originals of which remain in Dublin.
U.K. MUSEUMS and GALLERIES:
Aberdeen University Library.
A poor archive homepage (2002) for a general account of writing and illumination of
manuscripts, psalters and related books of private devotions, but links to online
versions of two of their pre-eminent medieval manuscripts, the 13th century
and the 15th century
Also images from the
The museum of early medieval Nurthumbria at Jarrow. Sadly has minimal info (2005) about the
Venerable Bede (AD 673-735), author of the Ecclesiastical History Of The English People.
Home of some of the western world's greatest illuminated manuscripts. View their
treasures section in particular.
V&A National Art Library.
Celebrating the art of the book, with important calligraphic material from the start
of the 20th century as well as work from the William Morris period. Part of the
Victoria & Albert Museum, whose
word & image collections are extensive.
CELTIC ART / ARTISTS:
Alexander & Euphemia Ritchie.
Site dedicated to the memory of the Ritchies, who created celtic silverwork on the isle of
Iona in the early 20th Century. Also has detailed information about Iona.
The "information" section of an American community ISP
Celt.net, it has links to subsections
for an Encylopaedia of Celts, Celtic music, modern writers and various historic manuscripts
and texts, etc.
French website of Gilles Herrier, celtic calligrapher and illuminator with magnificent
and inspirational work on display, including artistically styled family trees.
RELIGIOUS ART / ARTISTS:
St. John's Bible.
1998 project commissioned by Benedictine monks of St.John's Abbey and St.John's
University, Minnesota USA to create a handwritten, illuminated bible for the
first time in over 500 years. Team in Monmouth, UK, led by Donald Jackson,
the official scribe to Queen Elizabeth II, is expected to finish the $3 million
project in 2004.
M. Moleiro - The Art Of Perfection.
Barcelona publisher Manuel Moleiro goes to amazing lengths to reproduce limited edition
quasi-originals of illuminated manuscripts such as the
St. Louis Bible and
the Gulbenkian Apocalypse. The fully illustrated site also carries international press
reviews (a Times article for example).
Digital Abbey Library of St. Gallen.
Swiss site has high resolution digital images of over 40,000 facsimile pages (electronic codices)
from over 100 complete manuscripts, with descriptions and many search options.
OTHER RELATED ART / ARTISTS:
The Calligraphy Studio.
Anonymous (U.S.?) designer site that includes a Resource Guide - a database of available
Internet resources of interest to calligraphers, book illustrators, studio artists and
Pen People Magazine.
A not-for-profit publication for enthusiastic calligraphers of all levels and abilities,
to help and inspire those interested in the art and give a focus for their work. Produced
quarterly to subscribers since 2002, it carries news and information, topics to
think of penning, book reviews and articles on the work of professionals.
Prose and Letters.
Calligraphy and Illumination site of Cari Ferraro, superb U.S. craft artist. Includes
selections of her fine art, textile art, cards and handmade books.
Aims to be one of the largest online directories of wedding industry services in the
UK. Search by county, nationwide.
WEDDING INDIVIDUAL SERVICES:
Favours and Things.
Corinne Duck of Yateley, Hants supplies finishing touches for weddings in the form of
decorated bridal favours: rose petals, table confetti, car ribbons, single use cameras etc.
A world-famous wedding venue in an idyllic countryside setting. The Forge allows you to have
your wedding, accommodation and reception all in one beautiful venue.
Ambrose Cottage B&B Accomodation.
My other business - providing Bed & Breakfast lodgings since Easter 2011 at my Bridport home.
Two bedrooms available (double or single), each with modern ensuite facilities, at competitive rates.
Discount offered to any student or beginner needing accomodation while attending one of my occasional
calligraphy teaching courses.
OTHER (GENERAL INTEREST):
Bridport Arts Centre.
Based in the West Dorset market town of Bridport (where I moved to in 2009), this historic venue
for music and arts has a 200-seat theatre and three exhibition spaces, plus a café and bar.
UK Craft Fairs.
A good and useful "portal" or directory site for finding out about local craft fairs and
More to be added soon...