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Clunie Fretton ASHA
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Clunie Fretton, carver, gilder and letter cutter, is the first winner of the Anthony and Margaret Wood Marketing Bursary of the Society of Heraldic Arts.

Clunie holds the coveted Diploma in Ornamental Woodcarving and Gilding from City & Guilds of London Art School where she also won the Taylor Pierce Drawing Prize for Carving and Conservation. Appointed the Chosen Carver for the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers (the arms illustrated with this profile honour a past master) she went on to join the faculty of the School as the Carving Fellow. Working from her studio in Hampshire, she has a flourishing practice in carving and restoration. In 2016 she was selected to represent the Society at the XXXII International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Studies.

Website: www.cluniefretton.com
Telephone: +44 (0)7947 040237

 

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Annette Reed SHA
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Annette Reed SHA I have been practising calligraphy for the best part of 30 years, and since 2011, I have worked professionally as a freelance calligrapher.

I was fortunate enough to be taught by a renowned calligrapher at school, Peter Halliday. He introduced me to this beautiful art, gave me a solid foundation of the intricacies and skills needed to master calligraphy, and I have been writing ever since.

In 2012 I began work as a calligrapher to the Court of the Lord Lyon in Edinburgh and in 2015 I was introduced to the art of Heraldry. I design coats of arms granted by the court and produce an official detailed document for the petitioner, which includes both calligraphy and artwork of the arms. In addition to this, I am a scribe to the Order of the Thistle and have written many official documents including the Queen’s Commissions for Nicola Sturgeon, MSP, First Minister, The Lord Lyon King of Arms, Lords Lieutenant, Commissioners for the Church of Scotland, to name but a few.

To continuously develop new skills and keep my calligraphy fresh and new, I attend many workshops and I am also a Member of the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society (CLAS).

Website: www.reedandwrite.co.uk
Email: Annette@reedandwrite.co.uk
Facebook Page: Reed and Write (@ReedAndWrite)

 

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Fergus Wessel SHA
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Based near Burford in Oxfordshire, I run Stoneletters, a fine stone carving studio which specialises in fine lettering and heraldic carving in stone. We have clients all over the UK including the Royal Albert Hall, Oxford University and private individuals such as Alan Titchmarsh and Loyd Grosman. Heraldry lends itself very well to stone, and I enjoy the challenge of transferring a heraldic design to stone so that it retains its strength. Sometimes this might involve adapting a crest whilst adhering to the blazon. This needs experience and a good understanding of the way a coat of arms should be drawn and carved in stone. We enjoy getting it right!

"Fergus carves with power and elegance. His work is forward-looking but firmly rooted in traditional practice." Loyd Grossman, OBE, FSA

Website: www.stoneletters.com
Email: info@stoneletters.com 
Phone: 01993 220405

 

Quentin Peacock SHA

Digital heraldic illustrator working closely with the College of Arms

I have been an illustrator, focussing in vector illustration, professionally for nearly twenty years. Over the last several years I have worked on numerous heraldic commissions, many of which come through the College of Arms, including the coat of arms that appeared on the Team GB kit for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Digital heraldry will never replace hand-created heraldic art - I do not copy the original artwork of others. It is my aim to create distinctive artwork that is comparable with that of traditional heraldic artists.

As well as coats of arms, I design banners, badges, bookplates and create designs for enamelling and embroidering and templates for work in relief and stonemasonry.

Email: quentin@digitalheraldry.com
Website: http://www.digitalheraldry.com
Phone number: 00 44 (0) 1223 77 61 61
Address: Unit 2c, New Barn Farm Offices, Tallow, Royston, Cambridgeshire, UK SG8 6JX

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