CLAS Honoured Fellows

Gaynor Goffe

After teaching in secondary schools for several years, Gaynor trained in calligraphy, heraldry and illumination 1975-6 at Reigate School of Art & Design (Surrey Diploma in Art & Design), followed by 3 years as calligraphy assistant to Donald Jackson. She was elected a fellow of the Society of Scribes & Illuminators 1978 (resigned 1999), and is an Honoured Fellow of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society and a member of Letter Exchange. She taught calligraphy on the certificate and diploma courses at the Roehampton Institute 1981-97, and on the HND course at Reigate School of Art & Design 1997-2000, and on numerous short courses in Britain and abroad for nearly 30 years. She combines teaching, with working to commission and for exhibition. Her two books "Calligraphy Made Easy" and "Calligraphy Step by Step" (with Anna Ravenscroft), were published in 1994. She runs her own calligraphy correspondence courses and is an examiner for the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society's National Diploma of Calligraphy.

Gaynor's work is in the Fitzwilliam Collection of Contemporary Calligraphy in Cambridge.


  • Calligraphy Made Easy, Parragon Book Service Ltd, 1994 ISBN 1858 13434X, later reissued by Robinson.
  • Calligraphy Step-by-Step, Gaynor Goffe & Anna Ravenscroft, Reader's Digest/Quarto Publishing plc 1994,ISBN 10 004 128036, also issued as Calligraphy School in the U.S. ISBN 0 86438 583 8 (and in other languages)

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