CLAS Honoured Fellows

Mary Noble

Mary Noble joyfully spreads her enthusiasm for calligraphy by teaching, writing and exhibiting her work. Thanks to training with internationally known calligraphers, she worked her way through all the CLAS qualifications, becoming a CLAS Honoured Fellow in 1999 - and even got to be Chairman. She works freelance from home in Hampshire. Mary's work is in the Fitzwilliam Collection of Contemporary Calligraphy in Cambridge.


  • The Art of Colour Calligraphy, Headline1997, by Mary Noble & Adrian Waddington
  • The Calligrapher's Companion, Collins 1997 Mary Noble & Janet Mehigan
  • Beginner's Guide to Calligraphy, Barnes & Noble 1999 Janet Mehigan & Mary Noble
  • Calligraphy Techniques, Abbeydale Press 2001, Mary Noble 2001
  • The Encyclopaedia of Calligraphy & Illumination, Quarto 2005, Janet Mehigan & Mary Noble
  • Calligraphy Alphabets for Beginners, Barron's, 2008 Mary Noble & Janet Mehigan

Pieces of work

Summertime 2009
Edged brush, gouache, watercolour pencils on BFK Rives. 200 x 200 mm.
Writing on Gold (detail) 2008
Brush, metal pens, gouache on gold leaf, handmade paper. 300 x 200 mm.
Exploring A 2009
Speedball pens, gouache, gold leaf on Bond paper. A5 size.
Enjoying Red 2009
Metal pens, gouache, coloured pencils and gold acrylic paint on watercolour paper. 300 x 160 mm.

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