ABOUT LAURA

SHARING THE CALLIGRAPHY LOVE

The art of calligraphy has unique healing powers. This gentle practice not only calms the mind but can also prove an escape from physical pain. It was, in fact, an accident and a period of recuperation that changed my life and set me on the path to my calligraphy career, culminating in the founding of Laura Prudence Calligraphy.

As a former schoolteacher, I appreciate that being a good educator also means being an excellent learner. That’s why I chose to study under some of the U.K.’s leading calligraphers. I have trained under the watchful eye of Gaynor Goffe and Mary Noble, both leading tutors in calligraphic arts, and susequently I have worked with leading luxury brands.

I specialise in Modern Dip Pen and Modern Brush Calligraphy and the harder to master Classic Copperplate and Flourished Copperplate Calligraphy.

Laura Prudence of Laura Prudence Calligraphy.
Laura Prudence of Laura Prudence Calligraphy.

SHARING THE CALLIGRAPHY LOVE WITH IN PERSON WORKSHOPS

There is nothing better than getting together with others to share something exciting. I love to bring my passion for calligraphy into a workshop space. Not only sharing the joys of calligraphy, but sharing laughter and smiles too. Whilst learning to create calligraphy strokes, the classes are relaxing and fun in equal measures.

SHARING THE CALLIGRAPHY LOVE WITH ONLINE COURSES

Using my talents as a calligrapher and as a teacher, I have created two prerecorded modern brush pen calligraphy courses for beginners (Part One) and experienced beginners/improvers (Part Two). They are progressive in skills and have detailed videos and materials for you to learn this beautiful art from the comfort of your home. I also regularly share videos and top tips for calligraphy on my Instagram page.

SHARING THE CALLIGRAPHY LOVE IN THE ONLINE SHOP

'Sharing the calligraphy love' is the passion that underpins everything about my business. My online shop is full of materials for learning calligraphy, such as brush pens and downloadable templates. In recent times, as people search more and more for meaningful gifts, there has been a higher demand for purchasing the beginner's calligraphy course and in person calligraphy workshops as a gift. For those that enjoy contemporary and unique artwork in their home, personalised hearts have also become very popular. All the details are available in the shop.

SHARING THE CALLIGRAPHY LOVE IN STORE

I assist corporate clients and luxury brands by offering enhanced in-store service to their customers over peak gift-giving periods. In recent times I have worked with award-winning fragrance brand Molton Brown, and luxury candle company Lower Lodge Candles.

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Laura Prudence creating sophisticated dip pen calligraphy.
Brush pen calligraphy practice. With Love designed in calligraphy with a brush pen.

Life Outside of Calligraphy

When I am not knee-deep in calligraphy pens and inks, you will find me indulging in my other loves. These include reading (far too late into the night!) and long rambles across West Sussex and the South Coast with my husband and our two gorgeous black Labradors, Jasper and George. I have rediscovered my love of cycling. It had always been such a huge part of my life, from thinking I was the coolest in the neighbourhood riding 'no hands', cycling to big school in all weathers, Tour de France compulsory teatime tv watching whilst growing up, to cycling all the time whilst at university in Oxford (the most cycle friendly city). I regularly cycle on a static bike at a local class whilst listening to great tunes and Elaine's mindful 'bike chat' through the head phones. My outdoor bike gets a dusting off in the summer months!

'True Love' A5 size hand written art print gift with delivery service, ideal for Valentine's Day.
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TESTIMONIAL

PERSONALISED HEART

Laura created a lovely one off piece for my parents at Christmas. I gave her a list of words which are memories from my family and she fitted them into a beautiful handwritten heart. My parents loved it and it has pride of place in the living room and will be a life long memory. Thank you so much xx

Debbie