This September eleven, fifteen female artists explore the ar2rk of letters at the home of letter carving Artist who carved oak coffin of Richard III to attribute in exhibition.
The enduring art of the letter carver will be examined and celebrated by a new exhibition at the UK’s house of the craft this autumn. Cutting a Dash – The Female Line presents a wealth of work by fifteen female letter carvers, whose capabilities are helping to ensure that an ancient art remains important in 2015. Amid the featured lettering artists is wood carver Anna Louise Parker, who carved the title of King Richard III, his dates and a Plantagenet Rose, into the lid of the oak coffin used for the reburial of his remains in Leicester Cathedral in March this year.
Cutting a Dash will illustrate the sheer scale and bodily hard work concerned in the journey from piece of rock to finished ar2rk, as artists return time and once again to favourite quarries to locate the specific stone for the task and then begin their work. Amongst the supplies on show will be carved Welsh slate, Portland and Bath stone, alabaster products, wood carvings, panels, bowls, pots and plinths.
Cutting a Dash – The Female Line at the Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, IP17 1SA Dates: eleven September – 7 November 2015. Admission: Free to all site visitors.