If you are looking to commission a piece of work, our SLLA members offer a range of specialist lettering services to suit any style. This artist gallery showcases a selection of work of our members currently accepting commissions, and provides their contact details. Please feel free to contact an artist directly.
If you would like some advice on commissioning work, see our Commission an Artist page.
Jacqueline Allwood has been a glass engraver since 1977, specialising in botanical art as well as lettering on studio glass. She also works in engraving, woodcuts and glass sculpture, cross-fertilising her ideas in these media.
Tel/fax: +33(0)1 42 55 61 18
Mobile: +33(0)6 12 08 47 28
Visitors to the Paris studio welcome (but please telephone first).
Michela Antonello FCLAS
Calligraphy, lettering and illumination on paper and vellum using metal nibs, quills and brushes; wood-mounted linocuts; traditional and modern gilding. Specialising in commemorative pieces, especially remembrance books, presentation scrolls, certificates, wall pieces and personalised slate plates. Digital design for printed materials and lasercutting. Commissions range from place cards to public art.
Paula graduated from Reigate School of Art and Design in 2002, and has been working as a freelance calligrapher since 2003. Working to commission from her studio in London, Paula’s clients include many leading event companies as well as poems, readings or vows for individuals. Paula is a member of CLAS and SSI.
Beverley Davidson is a calligrapher based in South London specialising in copperplate script on: invitations, place cards, envelopes, escort cards and certificates. She provides calligraphy for weddings, corporate events and private clients.
Fascinated by letterforms since childhood, Nicola is a calligraphy teacher who has participated in the SSI Advanced Training Scheme: a 3-year course that helped to established her own style. Her preference is for free, built-up letterforms on any surface, but fabric is a favourite.
Sybil started to study calligraphy when nearing retirement and now combines words, written or drawn, with her other love, painting, using gouache or acrylic paint.
Sybil is not currently accepting commissions
Rosella Garavaglia is a South West London calligrapher providing services including wedding stationery, poems, for clients such as The Bespoke Wedding Company, Bulgari, and The British Library. A freelance lettering artist, Rosella designs and executes lettering in a variety of media including calligraphy and design for print, also inscriptions in wood, stone, glass and on collage. She alternates working on commissions for individual clients and public and private institutions to creating expressive pieces for exhibitions.
Rachel is a letter carver who works to commission, creating inscriptions in stone of many kinds.
She works with clients to develop a design that is personal, and will be right for the environment it is placed in. Based in Somerset, Rachel visits sites further afield, and also works on-site (for example, adding lettering onto a headstone, or carving a foundation stone already embedded).
Telephone: 01984 624 897
Mobile: 07914 822 944
Lu is a freelance calligrapher who works for Bond Street PR girls, art galleries, events companies and financiers writing their invitations, menus, place cards and more in copperplate and italic.
Telephone: 020 7736 3817
Christina provides exclusive calligraphy and illumination services for corporate and private clients. Her portfolio includes wedding and event stationery, certificates, bespoke greeting cards, commissioned prose and poems, books of remembrance and membership, church records and public events. To see more of her work go to www.dream-writer.com or Instagram at @Littlesapphire1.
Katie graduated from Reigate School of Art and Design in 2001 and went on to get a degree in Graphic Design at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication in 2006. She has worked on various different freelance work including wedding stationery, invitations, envelopes, table plans, place cards and commissioned work.
Mobile: 07951 536393
Ayako is a calligrapher who graduated from Roehampton university’s calligraphy course in 2007. She studies calligraphy from childhood in Japan and graduated in grade 10 level for Japanese calligraphy. Currently Ayako conducts commissions in Western and Japanese calligraphy for a wide variety of clients.
From her London studio, Lizzie turns her hand to a wide range of calligraphy styles for event agencies, weddings and corporate clients such as Clarins, Mulberry and Givenchy. She also loves the creativity and unique nature of private commissions such as poems, vows, or illuminated initials. She won the runners-up prize for Calligraphy and Illumination from the Worshipful Company of Scriveners of the City of London in 2017.
Freelance calligrapher, illuminator, miniature & heraldic painter based in London. His personal work tries to blend together both traditional and modern techniques. Specialising in every kind of ceremonial and formal commissions, manuscript books and panels that require the combined use of Writing, Paintings and Gilding techniques. Digitalisation of Heraldic designs and layouts for printing.
At his London studio, Calligraphy Company, Angelo Meola is keeping the art of calligraphy alive. Using traditional tools from dip pens to brushes and quills, the Calligraphy Company specialises in custom wedding stationery, certificate addressing, handwritten poems and more. Angelo and his team have provided diverse styles for clients including H&M, Gucci, and L’Oreal Paris as well as wedding planners, event organizers, brides and grooms. He offers an express service for pieces required urgently.
Born in Liverpool, Ruth studied for a Bachelors Degree in illustration at Newcastle Upon Tyne and went on to study a Masters Degree in hand drawn lettering, calligraphy and experimental typography at Central St Martins School of Art, London. Based in London, Ruth has been freelancing as a lettering artist and illustrator for over 20 years. She work for a wide range of clients from the advertising, packaging, publishing and music industries. Clients include: Coca Cola, BBC, Virgin Records, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Harper Collins, Thorntons, Victoria’s Secret, Marks & Spencer, Neiman Marcus and Newsweek amongst many others.
Telephone: 020 8530 0784
Sharon Shaw FSSI
Sharon is a lettering addict. She has a first class honours degree in calligraphy from Roehampton University and is a Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators. Her work has been commissioned by advertising and design agencies, publishing houses and private individuals.
Keiko Shimoda provides Japanese and western calligraphy at her studio, Tsukusi Design, in London. From traditional and contemporary calligraphy to stone cutting, and design services, Keiko brings more than 30 years of honed handwriting craft to her clients. Keiko Shimoda has worked for wedding stationery company as a calligrapher and graphic designer since 2001. She loves brush lettering combining two elements, and is happy to take all sorts of commissions.
Tina Warren is a calligrapher and lettering artist working from her studio in East Sussex. She graduated from Reigate School of Art in 1997 with a Distinction for her HND in Architectural Lettering, Illumination and Heraldic Art. Tina works on vellum, paper, glass and wood and undertakes a wide variety of commissions : poems, songs, words of special meaning, family trees, Charters and formal documents, wedding stationery, place settings, envelope addressing, corporate and event calligraphy etc. Her work ranges from the traditional, employing a range of heritage craft skills, to the contemporary. She teaches three weekly mixed-ability calligraphy classes in East Sussex as well as monthly Saturday workshops. She is happy to travel to deliver workshops to calligraphy groups and societies.
Leanda is based in Surrey and specialises in modern copperplate calligraphy producing wedding invites, placecards, envelope addressing, personal stationery, logo design, readings and poems. She also runs calligraphy workshops in the south-east for those wanting to learn modern calligraphy.