Inscribed: The Craft of Cutting Letters
Sam Marsden and Louise Sorrell demonstration, booking necessary, 40 places, £15
Discover the craft of letter cutting with The Hand Engravers Association and The Lettering Arts Trust through a showcase of their artists’ work alongside demonstrations, workshops and tours. See how this ancient skill flourishes in contemporary craft practice.
The craft of engraving and carving letters on metal, stone or glass has a rich heritage. We encounter hand-cut words every day on functional, decorative and commemorative objects – from signage, clocks and jewellery to trophies and coins.
The exhibition, Inscribed, presents a wide selection of artists’ work, alongside loans from the Goldsmiths’ Company and other collections, to provide a unique insight into the processes used by contemporary craftspeople to design, craft and carve text.
Test your craft skills and step behind the scenes through a series of workshops, demonstrations and guided tours. Have a go at punching out or engraving a letter, go on a walking tour of London’s inscribed buildings or step off the high street directly into the training workshops and creative studios of the Goldsmiths’ Centre.