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Lettering Arts Centre

Open Friday–Monday 11am–5pm

Visit our beautiful gallery and shop, and discover the work of the finest lettering artists in the UK.

Home to The Lettering Arts Trust, whose mission is:

  • To ensure the continuation of the heritage craft of letter carving on stone
  • To raise awareness of the lettering arts
  • To fund and create the opportunities to train tomorrow’s lettering artists
  • To help the public commission lettered works of art

We’re custodians of the only national collection of contemporary lettered works of art, showing the beauty and inspiration of contemporary letter carving.

Telephone: 01728 688393

“The things these craftsmen and women make are permanent, often very beautiful things, which speak not only to the present, but to the far, far distant future.” Libby Purves, Patron

Commission a Lettering Artist

If you’re looking to mark a special occasion with a unique artwork, or commemorate a loved one through a memorial, or if you would simply like to create something of beauty, we will guide you to the right artist to interpret your ideas. We maintain a register of the leading lettering artists and have helped over 5,000 clients commission artworks for over 28 years. Visit the Lettering Arts commissioning website for more details or contact Mary Carter Campbell on 01728 688393.

“I love the concept of remaining alive in people’s minds by being a name carved with love and brilliance” Joanna Lumley, Patron

Lettering Arts Trust Training

We ensure that the art of letter design and letter carving will exist for future generations by providing training opportunities for tomorrow’s artists. We offer courses on calligraphy and letter design at the Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings, and letter design, drawn lettering and letter cutting at other venues throughout the UK. We offer an Apprenticeship programme with a Master letter carver, a Journeyman scheme and a bursary. Please contact Lynne Alexander on 01728 688393.