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Hand lettering, calligraphy & design classes

The remaining dates for 2014 are as follows in my

Hand lettering, calligraphy & design classes Blackmans Bay Community Hall, Ocean Esplanade Blackmans Bay

Beginners – Uncial & Celtic spirals Thursdays – 1pm – 3pm 21th August – 18th September or 23st October – 20th November

Blackletter (Gothic) & Fraktur - continuing Wednesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm 20th August – 17th September
Foundational Hand - continuing Wednesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm

All six works SOLD!

I am delighted to announce that all six Rengetsu works have been sold.  I am delighted further that the six pieces will remain as a set.







Six new & original works - for sale

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I have just completed these six pieces with some of my favourite Rengetsu quotes.
First let me tell you a little about Rengetsu and why I relate to her work.


Otagaki Rengetsu, (1791 – 1875) lived through some of the richest times in Japanese history, the Edo period. Broken-hearted by divorce, the death of her second husband and subsequently her children, she became a Buddhist nun. Rengetsu was a potter, a painter, a calligrapher and a poet/author. Her works are characterised by honesty, charm and simplicity of style.
It is Rengetsu’s honesty and charm which attracts me. In her works, she shows wisdom and a great awareness of people, society and nature. Rengetsu speaks in her work about her own aging and connection to the natural world. My works here represent a few of her gems. In these I hope to capture some of her timeless spirit.
As I mature I find I can express ever more clearly through my work, my feelings on the aging process and its effects on my life and the lives of those around …

Calligraphy at the Bay!

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C A L L I G R A P H Y  A T   T H E   B A Y



Blackmans Bay Community Hall, Ocean Esplanade Blackmans Bay


Remaining 2014 Dates Beginners - Uncials Thursdays 1pm – 3pm 21th August – 18th September OR 23st October – 20th November

Continuing - Fraktur Wednesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm 20th August – 17th September

Continuing - Foundational Hand Wednesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm 22nd October – 19th November



Fee per five-week course $135.00 Includes course notes, tuition & morning or afternoon teas. Enrollments are essential. For further information and to secure your spot in the class please email Gemma