Yesterday was my first day as an apprentice letter carver with the great Eric Marland. It’s been a hectic move from Bristol to Cambridge - complete with injuries, illness, and terrible weather - but I couldn’t have asked for a better first day.
The chapel workshop where I will be working is truly the coolest office a guy like me could ask for!
I spent the day at the Lettering Arts Trust in the amazing Snape Maltings complex. The Trust is funding my two year apprenticeship, so it was great to finally meet everyone. Plus, I was able to privately view their incredible Berthold Wolpe exhibit - which is a designer’s dream come true!
I also got to hang out with the legendary Pieter Boudens and the very talented Robyn Golden-Hann - two letter carvers I really respect. On top of all of that, the weather was beautiful! You can’t really ask for more than that, am I right?