CLAS Fellows

Margaret Morgan

Learning italic handwriting at school started me off. Graphics training, specialising in typography, then work in advertising, packaging and display design sustained me until a serious interest in, and study of, calligraphy in the 1980s showed me new horizons. The four books I have had published are an extension of my teaching activities. Recent work is more contemporary in flavour, exploring drawn and brush-written letterforms. Made Fellow of CLAS in 2002.


  • Illumination & decoration for calligraphy, B T Batsford Ltd, 1995. ISBN 07134 7454 8
  • Calligraphy - a guide to hand-lettering, New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd, 2001. ISBN 1 85974 635 X (hardback) (Re-packaged in paperback as The beginner's guide to calligraphy, 2005 ISBN 1 85974 964 X)
  • Illuminated Letters: A treasury of decorative calligraphy, A & C Black, 2006. ISBN-10: 0 7136 7163 3 ISBN-13: 978 0 7136 7165 0
  • reative Lettering: Experimental ideas for contemporary lettering, A & C Black, 2009. ISBN-10: 0 7136 8247 7 ISBN-13: 978 0 7136 82472

Pieces of work

If you want peace (2008)
Background letters drawn with black Conte crayon, red letters drawn & painted in gouache, on cartridge paper. 270 x 310mm.
Chinese proverb triptych (2006)
Colour-glazed stretched calico panels, text written in gouache with cola pen, flat gold decoration. Each panel: 135 x 455mm, width over whole piece 420mm.

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