SHARING THE CALLIGRAPHY LOVE
There is a school of thought that the art of calligraphy has unique healing power. 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 worked and trained with the world-renowned Modern Calligraphy Company known for their alliances with leading luxury brands. Additionally, I have trained under the watchful eye of Gaynor Goffe and Mary Noble, both leading tutors in calligraphic arts.
I specialise in Modern Dip Pen and Modern Brush Calligraphy and the harder to master Classic Copperplate and Flourished Copperplate Calligraphy.
SHARING THE CALLIGRAPHY LOVE WITH ONLINE COURSES
Using my talents as a calligrapher and as a teacher, I have created a modern brush pen calligraphy course for beginners. It is progressive in skills and has detailed videos and materials for you to learn this beautiful art from the comfort of your home. I also regularly share 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. As well as resources for learning calligraphy such as brush pens, my online shop also has pieces of contemporary calligraphy artwork and gifting stationery for people to enjoy in their homes, to send as gifts, and to simply enjoy the beauty of such a wonderful art. In recent times, there has been high demand for the personalised hearts that I create, as people search more and more for meaningful gifts. I also offer longer hand-lettered pieces such as poems, songs and wedding vows as personal commissions.
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. Recently I have worked with award-winning fragrance brand, Molton Brown, on behalf of The Modern Calligraphy Company.
SHARING THE CALLIGRAPHY LOVE AT WORKSHOPS
Being able to pass on all the skills and knowledge that I have been fortunate to learn from great calligraphers, is something that I treasure. I now share the calligraphy love at some of The Modern Calligraphy Company workshops where I am a freelance copperplate calligraphy expert.
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 recently 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). Just after lockdown 1 I discovered Power Fitness Events which is run by the incredibly thoughtful and inspiring Elaine. I regularly cycle on an indoor bike in her power garage and take part in zoom online rides with my outdoor bike along the Centurion Way (old railway line) in Chichester. This makes a perfect start to the day before settling down to creating calligraphy!
Custom made quote in a picture frame by Laura for a friend's wedding was the star of the day (other than the bride of course). Beautifully handwritten with amazing attention to detail. Would highly recommend if you want something truly bespoke and original.