Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Calligrapher Interviews

I'm preparing to start posting interviews with calligraphers. If you have calligraphy experience in the SCA, or are a professional calligrapher who has stumbled onto my blog, I'd love to hear from you.

The questions I'm starting with are below. Please contact me if you are interested, I'd love to hear from you.


Tell me a little about yourself and how you first got involved in the scribal arts in the SCA. Did you have artistic experience prior to this involvement that has helped you?

Are you primarily a calligrapher, or are you more well-rounded, also painting and/or writing words?

What is your favorite "everyday" combination of paper, ink & nib(s)?

Do you have any other tools or materials you can't live without?

What does your calligraphy workspace look like and why?

Do you have a favorite or preferred script, and why?

When you have a scribal assignment, what is your process?
(Please be detailed and feel free to include pictures.)

What are your favorite calligraphy books?

Do you have any recommendations for books or websites full of inspiration for future projects?

What's the best part of being a scribe?

What's the worst?

What advice do you have for beginning calligraphers?

Do you have a gallery or website showing any of your work?

What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?



If you'll permit me to publish them on my blog as part of this interview, I would love pictures of:
Yourself (at work if possible?)
Some of your work, include any information you wish listed with it: the date it was done, source(s) of inspiration, any other attributions (if all the work isn't yours).