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Jo Turner Calligraphy, Signwriting and illustration
Devon Hand crafted lettering in ink or paint on any surface
Hand written calligraphy to order
Signs - new or to be renewed
Detailed drawings and illustrations
Gallery including ideas and drafts
Examples of drawings and calligraphy
Other passions
Inspiration and exploration - things made and collected.
Villu Toots Master Estonian Calligrapher
Villu Toots Estonian Calligrapher's work
Calligraphy and lettering classes and workshops.
Upcoming events in which Jo is participating
Contact for calligraphy, signwriting and illustration
Sales Gallery
Calligraphy and pictures for sale
Gilding work
Examples of gold restoration or new gilding.
Jo is always happy to look at restoration projects and will undertake them if at all possible.


Penned heading Calligraphy

Calligraphy, whether formal or expressive, is a joy to create and to behold.

There are still some things a computer cannot do.
It cannot inscribe a book or picture mount.

Jo creates work for sale and undertakes commissions.

Wesley quotation in white gouache on dark paper 19cms x 10cms

Gold leaf Initial letter on vellum

Initial letter in gold leaf on vellum decorated in gouche drawn with a pen. The design is taken from historical references.

So for those who love individuality and want to escape from the mass produced - then hand completed invitations, certificates, a personal letterhead (see also Illustration page), commemorative inscriptions, the family tree that someone has spent years diligently researching or favourite sayings make wonderful unique gifts.

Sponged acrylic paint over resist lettering. Limited edition print from original on Wookey Hole handmade paper.

Logo design

Logo design

Mr Giraffe illustrated poem

Illustrated poem

6cm square 23 carat gold leaf initial letter on cartridge paper decorated with pen drawn water coloured themed imagery.
Available to commision - each one individually designed and made to order. 

The draft for a Nelson Mandela quote made in early 1990's. Gouache on Canson brown paper. Sadly the orange gouache hasnt survived and only left a shadow. Lesson learnt! 

Commission to create graphic design using a name and celtic/gaelic script. Its great to get unexpected asks like this.

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