Letter carving in this country lost its way, if not near died out, but now in the 21st century it has had somewhat of a Renaissance and reemerged with a surprising and thought-provoking energy. Letter cutters of today are combining ancient techniques with a modern twist. Gallery 40 have this unique opportunity to exhibit the work of 3 exciting artists qualified in the precise and disciplined skills of letter-cutting, each expressing their own individual creative style and content using a variety of stones from around the world.
Rosie Jones, Tracy Steel and Craig Mace will be at Gallery 40 in Brighton's North Laine area from Monday 24th til Sunday 30th August 2015, 11am til 7pm.
Tracy has been carving professionally for 15 years after graduating with a degree in Fine Art. She works from her Brighton studio where she designs and cuts her own letter forms by hand, carving for gallery, garden, indoor spaces, memorials, public spaces and private individuals and only ever hand cuts bespoke pieces, designed from scratch to suit the clients needs and individual tastes and budget.
Craig Mace is stonemason working in West Sussex, having been educated at The City of Bath College and then The City and Guilds of London Art School. Since then he’s exhibited work in various locations in East Sussex and the West country with the majority of work focusing on letter cutting.Having worked in a masonry workshop for a number of years Craig developed an interest in letter cutting which he was able to explore whilst at art school in London.