Announcement My work consists of things related to ink - original calligraphic art, gyotaku, suminagashi, enso & handmade journals and notebooks. I love the challenge of working to commission with my clients to produce unique pieces of work. Check out my About page! Let's talk!
My work consists of things related to ink - original calligraphic art, gyotaku, suminagashi, enso & handmade journals and notebooks. I love the challenge of working to commission with my clients to produce unique pieces of work. Check out my About page! Let's talk!
Sian Lloyd on 23 Sep, 20195 out of 5 stars
I highly recommend this class. I've been on a variety of different craft and art courses over the years, but I definitely enjoyed this the most. The class is held in a beautiful little room, it's relaxed and friendly and Lann is wonderful - so helpful and he also made banana bread and chocolate cake for us all. I came away feeling confident and energised and I can't wait to get started at home.
Reviewed by Inactive on 22 Sep, 20195 out of 5 stars
Lann was absolutely fabulous today. He took us right from the basics and made even the most unskillful artists of us feel confident and able. He was approachable and keen to share this passion for all things calligraphy. Thanks for a great session Lann, we look forward to joining you to practice our new skill!
Tracy on 22 Sep, 20195 out of 5 stars
We thoroughly enjoyed learning from such a passionate tutor. Thank you once again
Adam on 24 Aug, 20195 out of 5 stars
This workshop was really good! Well prepared, planned and delivered. THANK YOU! It really got me being creative and fully understand all the elements of calligraphy. Would highly recommend this workshop and the cake half way through was a huge surprise as it was my birthday on the day of the workshop. Thank you! 😊
Suzi on 07 Aug, 20195 out of 5 stars
I had such a great time with Lann at the beginners workshop- he’s a superb teacher, and the session was so relaxed and fun. I learned so much and Lann was great with giving tips and direction. He even made amazing gluten free brownies for a halftime snack! I so recommend the class, it was so inspiring and fun!
Karen on 23 May, 20185 out of 5 stars
Took my mother-in-law to this workshop and had a brilliant time. We learned a bit of history, how to use a calligraphy pen, and spent the majority of the time writing out the alphabet and discussing how nice some letters are when you make them all swirly. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, and a fun new skill to learn. Oh and there was plenty of teas and coffees and banana bread! Would recommend :)
dawn667 on 11 Mar, 20185 out of 5 stars
Had a really enjoyable afternoon learning some calligraphy basics. Lann was very informative, engaging and helpful. The class gave us a taster of calligraphy and I have been practicing at home since! Thanks Lann
Claire on 06 Nov, 20175 out of 5 stars
An incredible way to spend a Sunday morning! We both thoroughly enjoyed the course with a lovely small group of people. Lann is a natural instructor who shares his enthusiasm for calligraphy with a great deal of humour. He has lit a spark in both of us to keep practicing and provided the kit to do so. Would highly recommend to anyone to try - even complete beginners like us.
Jo on 03 Nov, 20175 out of 5 stars
Fantastic introduction to calligraphy and a lovely way to spend a few hours. Great, relaxed feel to the workshop and all the help and advice you need, would highly recommend!
INKRDBL calligraphy: the how, why and who!
I'm an Irish Armenian living in Wales. Way back in the Jurassic period I studied & enjoyed calligraphy at school, then promptly forgot about it when life as a young adult got in the way.
A journey involving corporate jobs, marriage and two children later led me back to the desire to create again.
By chance, a magazine article reminded me of my love for letters and I bought a dip pen, some nibs and a jar of ink. I 'hid' in my garden shed for a year practising and getting reacquainted with tools and techniques. I was hooked! I had been leading very successful calligraphy workshops across South Wales until Covid hit & they are on hold for now...
I also make, or draw, ensō and you can buy some of these originals in the shop. Ensō are zen circles. Making them is a meditative process. They are rich with meaning and it can be very calming to just sit and contemplate while you draw or view them.
In 2019 I began to explore Gyotaku (fish rubbing art) & bookbinding. I particularly enjoy repurposing older books to refill with blank paper giving them a new lease of life and a career change all at once 😉
Thanks for visiting. Get in touch if you have a project you want to discuss: I love a challenge!
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalised orders
- Digital downloads
- Items on sale
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
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Frequently asked questions
Styles of lettering available
I've seen a font I like on Etsy. Can you copy it please?
Nope. Nein. Non. Votch. Nie. Nage.
All the INKRDBL scripts offered are on the Style Gallery pages of my website - have a look www.inkrdbl.com & convo me!
Aren't you just making fonts?
Couldn't you just use a font?
Stop! Calligraphy, meaning 'beautiful writing', from the Greek kallos ‘beauty’ + graphein ‘write’, is a visual art related to writing; calligraphers 'draw' letters. None of my work is computer generated.
Custom and personalised orders
I love your work and want to hire you to make something. Now what?
Collaboration, coffee and chats are the way. I'll listen and get a feel for what you want. There'll be sketches (& coffee), more chats & a maximum 3 drafts & 2 revisions until you're delighted! Also coffee.
What other work will you consider?
Custom designs - what can you do?
Bespoke return address stamps? Check.
Logo design & Branding? I got you.
Tattoo designs? No problem.
Favourite poem? Easy peasy.
Wedding vows, wall murals, quotes? You know it.
I think I'd like to learn calligraphy...
Teach me the Way of The Brush... wait, is that even a thing?
Yes! ( Hitsuzendō in Japanese). But let's start with Contemporary Pointed Pen & work our way up to ..."unification with the highest reality..."
I host workshops every month in Cardiff for calligraphy noobs & improvers.
Check INKRDBL social media for dates or sign up to my newsletter to be kept in the loop. Ticketing is through Eventbrite - https://bit.ly/2m75GgA
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