Conversations with Ieuan Rees - On Stone Carving
Rees may not be known to many people in the outside world, within his
own craft he
is respected world-wide as among the very best calligraphers and carvers of slate and stone now working.
In this first series of short films with Ieuan
, we focus on stone carving.
Ieuan is a gifted story teller with a lyrical South Walean accent.
passion for his
craft is quite infectious.
Ieuan Rees graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Master of Design Degree in 1967 and has worked as a freelance artist/craftsman for over 40 years.
has appeared on many TV programmes, and his
work has been reproduced in many books.
is regarded as one of Britain's most versatile artist/craftsmen in the fields of lettering, letter carving, calligraphy, architectural lettering and graphic communication.
has worked on vellum, stone, glass, wood and metal.
has lectured and held workshops all over Britain, the USA, and in Sydney, Australia.
work includes twinning charters, freedom scrolls, family trees, book jackets, TV credits, commemorative plaques, memorials, architectural lettering, headstones, logo design and other forms of lettering communication work.
has work in Westminster Abbey and numerous other cathedrals and churches as well as at the Wales Millennium Centre
, Cardiff and other secular buildings throughout the country and in private collections.