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Wayne Hart, Hart Studios

Free but booking essential

Wayne Hart, a professional letter-carver, typographer and sculptor, whose work now paves the hallowed halls of Westminster Abbey and Norwich Cathedral, will guide us through the labyrinth of planning, designing and executing a stone inscription. Participants will have the opportunity to actively engage in all stages of the process and to discuss the issues and techniques with an expert practitioner. What are the practical and logistical challenges involved in creating an inscription? Do you have a hidden talent with a chisel or is the process (like its stone medium) harder than it looks? Come along and find out!

Part of the series “The Cutting Edge: discussions in epigraphy” organised by Abigail Graham & Gabriel Bodard

The Cutting Edge is an informal series of dynamic seminars and hands-on training sessions to introduce the challenges and benefits of epigraphy as an evolving discipline, where tradition and innovation meet (and sometimes clash). Discussions explore how we engage with inscriptions: how they have been created, classified, recorded and studied (past, present, and future). Aimed at graduate students, ECRs, and any researchers with an interest in this area, this series will be particularly valuable for those who would like to develop skills in accessing and using epigraphic sources as part of broader research interests (without necessarily becoming an expert epigrapher). We welcome suggestions for future topics or speakers in this series.