Sunday, October 25, 2015

Medieval Illumination workshop one.





This week I am visiting Canberra to teach two workshops on medieval illumination. One this weekend and one next weekend.  The class were a mix of calligraphers, bookbinders and conservators from various institutions around Canberra and Melbourne.  What a wonderful group and amazing outcomes.  We used the Endangered Heritage pigments. What a great specialist shop for all things conservation and presetvation - click here to go to Endangered Heritage.  All images are from the Bodleain Bestiary. Nearly all works were on vellum, pumiced, sanderaced and using gum ammoniacum, 23.75 ct gold. 

Enjoy this weekends efforts!









































More after the second workshop next weekend. In the meantime I am going to play with one gorgeous young boy Hamish Hulbert, hooray!







3 comments:

kate adderley said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEMMA, AND GREAT WORKSHOP PIECES FROM BOTH GROUPS

Gemma Black said...
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Gemma Black said...

Thanks Kate. See you in a few weeks and looking forward to it.

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I am an Australian, a letter designer & calligrapher. I enjoy working with letters and grounds, teaching and mixing with like-minded people.

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