Yours truly is taking you through the joy of Uncial but this time time with a pointed nib.
Many calligraphic hands lend themselves to the lightweight texture of the pointed nib and you will also find that pointed nib work has a certain gracefulness about it.
This one day workshop will utilise a pointed nib to create the uncial script instead of a traditional chisel-edged nib (it will not be the modern uncial script previously taught).
· Usual calligraphy gear (ruler, A3 or A4 bleedproof or bond paper, eraser, ink or gouache, lead pencils, etc.)
· Straight pen-holder
· Straight pointed pen nib/s (bring what you have to experiment with. A Gillot 404 is a good start as it is a little stiffer which makes learning how to obtain thicks through pressure easier)
· Tracing paper
Suitability – All levels.*