From basic modern calligraphy lettering to a loose, organic style

September 14, 2017By Claire GouldCalligraphy styles, calligraphy workshop, learning calligraphy No Comments

Do you have your heart set on learning a specific style of calligraphy? If so, you’re not alone. So many of the lovely people I’ve taught at my Manchester calligraphy workshops are there because they’ve seen a style of lettering they love, and want to learn to write exactly like that. The trendiest style of modern … Read More

Natural calligraphy for a wildly romantic beach shoot in France

August 30, 2017By Claire Gouldcalligraphy projects, wedding calligraphy No Comments

Organic calligraphy in soft tones for a styled wedding shoot on the French coast – dreamy inspiration captured beautifully by Amanda Karen Photography early in 2017. “Over the years, these shores have become film sets or playgrounds for the rich and famous. Their beauty has also inspired artists such as Picasso and iconic writers. So, … Read More

Italian wedding styling inspiration with calligraphy

July 14, 2017By Claire Gouldcalligraphy projects No Comments

Delicate styling and the softest colour palette make this Italian summer wedding inspiration look like a dream. I love the combination of different looks – the palest blue lettering for invitations and envelopes; the fashion editorial style of the leatherette invitation wallets; the greenery-filled bouquet.     Images by Jenny Heyworth Photography for Aspire Photography Training … Read More

British Flowers Week – a glorious summer photoshoot and a fabulously floral Wild & Painterly wedding invitation

June 20, 2017By Claire Gouldcalligraphy projects, press No Comments

I’m always thrilled when Annabel from Love My Dress features photoshoots with my calligraphy. This time, doubly excited because the invitation suite featured is a collaboration with my fave illustrator, lovely Amy Swann. Captured by amazing photographer Jo Bradbury, this shoot sings of blissful summer days filled with colour, birdsong and laughter. Flowers are by … Read More