The Lettering Arts Trust

Artist: Chris Elsey

28 February - 4 March 2018


Christopher Elsey was taught and mentored in lettercarving and drawing by Tom Perkins. Formal training at Reigate School of Art and Design, gaining a Design HND in Lettering. He continued study at degree level in calligraphy at Frobel College, Roehampton. In 2000 he was elected to full membership of Letter Exchange and has exhibited at several venues in London and the south of England. His work was recently published in Tom Perkins' book The Art of Lettercarving in Stone. His work is included in The Memorial Arts Charity's 2009 exhibition Art and Memory - the launch of the National Collection of Contemporary Memorial Art.

Open Studio and Contact

Chris will be working in the Artist in Residence studio from 28 February - 4 March and looks forward to opening the doors to visitors. For further information about the Watts Gallery Artist in Residency scheme, please contact us on 01483 810235 or email

In Collaboration with The Lettering Arts Trust

The Lettering Arts Trust is an independent charity which champions Britain's rich heritage in the lettering arts, from letter carving to calligraphy. Our mission is to raise awareness of this important tradition through acclaimed exhibitions of the art and to pass on the time-honoured skills to tomorrow's artists through a diverse programme of training.

Learn more about Chris's practice here.