Inscribed: The Craft of Cutting Letters

30 Apr 2019 - 11 Jul 2019 · 8:00AM - 6:00PM, Monday - Friday
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The craft of engraving and carving letters on metal, stone or glass has a rich heritage. We encounter hand-cut words every day on functional, decorative and commemorative objects – from signage, clocks and jewellery, to trophies and coins.

This London Craft Week (8 – 12 May 2019), celebrate the craft of letter cutting with The Hand Engravers Association and The Lettering Arts Trust; step into the shoes of some of the UK’s most skilled craftspeople and discover how traditional techniques inform this contemporary craft practice.

The exhibition – ‘Inscribed’- will present a wide selection of artists’ work, alongside loans from the Goldsmiths’ Company and other Collections, to provide a unique insight into the processes used by contemporary craftspeople to design, craft and carve text.     

An accompanying programme of talks and events will be announced shortly. For the full London Craft Week 2019 programme visit,

Image credit: Peter Furlonger, Net of Gold, The Lettering Arts Trust