Gaynor Goffe - Calligrapher

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Biograhical Information

Gaynor Goffe is a well-known calligrapher and international teacher working to commission, and offers a wide range of correspondence courses and tuition via zoom for individuals and groups.

Biographical details:

1969-74 Taught in secondary school prior to starting calligraphy

74 Started calligraphy at Adult Education classes with Ann Hechle and David Williams

75-78 Studied calligraphy, illumination and heraldry at Reigate School of Art and Design with Anthony Wood (Surrey Diploma in Art & Design)

79-81 Assistant to Donald Jackson

81-97 Taught on the calligraphy courses at the Roehampton Institute

97-2000 Taught calligraphy on the HND Lettering course at Reigate School of Art & Design ( part of East Surrey College)

She has taught on numerous courses since 1980 including students at Camberwell School of Art, Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute, West Dean College, Dartington Hall, Urchfont Manor and Flatford Mill. She has written two calligraphy books: 'Calligraphy Made Easy' Parragon/Robinson and 'Calligraphy Step-by-Step' (with Anna Ravenscroft) HarperCollins (titled 'Calligraphy School ' overseas). A Fellow of the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society and one of the examiners for the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society's National Diplomas in Calligraphy, elected member of Letter Exchange, 2000 Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society lifetime achievement award.       

She has written 2 calligraphy books 'Calligraphy Made Easy' Parragon/Robinson and 'Calligraphy Step-by-Step' (with Anna Ravenscroft) Harper Collins, her work is in many calligraphy publications and has appeared in many group exhibitions.


Commissions/work for sale:

There is a wide variety of work for sale, images supplied via e-mail, also see 'Work for Sale' image gallery.


Work has appeared in the following:
'Applied Calligraphy & Lettering ' ( section) R. Sassoon
'Modern Scribes & Lettering Artists II
'The Calligrapher's Project Book' S. Haines (section)
'Calligraphy Today' ed. H. Child
'Practical Calligraphy' Nash & Fleuss
'Advanced Calligraphy Techniques' (section) D. Hoare
'A Book of Sample Scripts' J. Woodcock
'Calligraphy Masterclass' ed. P. Halliday (section)
'Calligraphy Art & Colour' P. Halliday
'The Calligraphers Companion' M. Noble & J. Mehigan (section)
'Kalligrafia' T.Heiskanen & L. Uusitalo
'Contemporary Calligraphy' by Gillian Hazeldine
'Calligraphy in 24 Hours' by Veiko Kespersaks


The Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society ( CLAS )

Flatford Mill

West Dean College

The Kingcombe Centre

Claridge House

Society of Scribes and Illuminators

Yukiki Annand