I run a lettercarving studio on the edge of Cumbria, in the Yorkshire Dales. Here I carve commissions for inscriptions including memorials, garden features and house signs,
as well as carrying out public art projects and making pieces for exhibition. Besides lettering,
I draw illustrations for low-relief carving, linocutting and photo-etching in metal. I also draw and paint lettering for print, and for interiors, such as floors and walls.

Recent large commissions include the BrontŽ Stones, a new trail in the landscape that inspired the BrontŽ sisters; commemorative seating at Jane Austenís House Museum; the Stanza Stones in the south Pennines with poet Simon Armitage; Sheffield city centre seating schemes with poets Matt Black and Ray Hearne. Other projects include the Poetry Path with poet Meg Peacocke in Cumbria; Discover Eden, a wildlife bronze panel way marking scheme for Eden Valley walking-routes; and lettering for enamelled tiles on Carlisleís Flood Walls.

I run short courses in lettercarving, and give talks about my work. I am currently developing printmaking ideas for wallpaper and fabric. I received support from the Lettering and
Commemorative Arts Trustís Apprenticeship
Scheme, for training an apprentice, Wayne
Hart, who has now set up his own studio in

Attached to Pipís studio is the old school which has been converted into a delightful holiday cottage. Recently taken on by Pip, it is now available for holiday lets: for short and long stays in beautiful Dentdale, see www.kirkthwaitecottage.co.uk

Latest News: Places are now available on my carving course in October Ė see courses page for details.

I will be taking part in the Witherslack Show which starts on 15 September.

Pipís next course is at Greystoke Cycle Cafe, Thursday 26-Saturday 28 September 2019. For more information and to book go to www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk.

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