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Jo Turner Calligraphy, Signwriting and illustration
Devon Hand crafted lettering in ink or paint on any surface
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Jo is always happy to look at restoration projects and will undertake them if at all possible.


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Places are limited and advance booking essential

Illuminated Letter
a one day workshop
             Saturday 5th February 2022 now fully booked

second date same details now on 26th February 2022                         

16 York Road, Exeter EX4 6BA

                       10.00-4.00 with 30 minutes for lunch. Cost £45

Illumination – the decoration historically used to ornament a page of manuscript including the use of gold leaf.

This one day workshop offers experienced guidance and instruction for beginners and those with some calligraphy experience wishing to try their hand at illuminating a letter.  The group will draw a single letter to be gilded using 24 carat gold leaf (choose your own design or use one provided by tutor). This letter will be embellished using a variety of painting and drawing media along traditional or contemporary lines.

Essential materials are provided.  

Option to purchase additional items from tutor.

Please bring any small brushes, gouache, drawing pens and ideas.

Refreshments will be available but please make your own arrangements for lunch – packed lunch is ideal.


Illuminated Letter
a one day workshop
Saturday 19th March 2022
at St Annes, Barnstaple

for full details and to book see

This popular workshop is also offered at Stable Arts, Nynehead Court, Wellington TA21 OBW on Sunday 20th February 2022 . Email for details.

Next classes in Exeter 

Calligraphy Workshops in Exeter. 
Suitable for beginners and improvers. 

Please get in touch if you are interested.
Maximum of 6 in a class. 

Oddfellows Hall, 16 York Road, Exeter EX4 6BA

Thursday 4th November - Introduction to Foundation script the basis of broad nib calligraphy for beginners

Thursday 18th November - Introduction to Italic script for beginners and those with some experience

Thursday 2nd December - The uncial script - popular Irish/Celtic style for all.


All workshops will run from 10am until 2.30pm, allowing for a half hour lunch break. These stand alone workshops may be regarded as equivalent to two 2 hour lessons with two weeks to practice between each session.

The fees are £45 each workshop or £110 for all three.

I will need a minimum of four attendees to run the workshop and a maximum of 6.


These workshops will be informative and fun and you will get lots of hands on tuition.

Please bring these essentials with you 

A3 layout pad (Daler Rowney; Seawhite or similar)

A bottle of Parker Quink Black ink (or similar- must be non waterproof)

I carry pens and nibs for you use on the day and to purchase to take home with you.

Please bring anything you already have and wish to use or have comment on.

Refreshments will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch

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Students work

The work of  beginners on a one day Workshop

Students work

Workshop in progress

Workshop in progress

Exeter evening class students' work after just six weeks study. Amazing. Very well done - you know who you are!

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