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I am Hertfordshire based letter carver, creating hand drawn and hand cut lettering in stone and wood.


I first trained as a calligrapher and has been cutting letters since 2007. I mostly works to commission, making memorial stones, stones for gardens, birdbaths, benches, plaques and house signs. He also creates his own work for exhibition and for sale.



I trained as a calligrapher and bookbinder at Roehampton University from 2006-07. This gave me a strong background in lettering, which then enabled me to train with the letter carver Tom Perkins from 2007-08. I have also worked with several other letter carvers to further increase my knowledge and experience.


I set up my own workshop in 2011 and since 2017, I have been based at The Forge studios in Digswell Hertfordshire, which is part of Digswell Arts Trust.


I also regularly teach letter carving and calligraphy workshops for both beginners and those with more experience.


RECENT WORK



I am continually developing my ideas about lettering which feeds into both my commissioned work and exhibition pieces.


Here are some of my recent items which include memorial stones, gilding, relief carved lettering and an inscription inside Felsted Church, North Essex.


My Studio



I am based at The Forge, in the Hertfordshire village of Digswell, Hertfordshire. This is part of

Digswell Arts Trust, ten artists have studios there, making it a supportive and inspiring environment to work in.









Clients are very welcome to visit me at my studio where we can discuss requirements and view examples of my work and samples of stone. 

CONTACT DETAILS

The Forge, Hertford Road, Digswell, Herts. AL6 OBU; or 

29 Honeysuckle Close, Bishop's Stortford, Herts. CM23 4RL.

simonlangs@hotmail.co.uk

07701 027 042

LATEST NEWS


January 2020:

I will soon be beginning carving the oak obelsik that will be situated in the St Michaels Hurst development in Bishop's Stortford.


To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Welwyn Garden City, the sculptor Ben Twiston-Davies is casting 7ft tall a bronze statue of Ebenzer Howard. I have been asked to design and carve an inscription around the base of the statue. Work has begun on the design; watch this space for updates on my progress!

EVENTS


I will be attending the following events, demonstrating letter carving and selling my work:

7th-10th May 2020: Living Crafts, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire.

6th 7th June 2020: Open Studios, The Forge, Digswell Arts, Digswell, Hertfordshire.

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