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1JC1-Jocelyn Curry


The Personal Letter as Manuscript – 1JC1 Jocelyn Curry Intermediate and advanced levels A calligraphic fountain pen is an under-used tool with expressive potential. Write, sketch and ornament personal letters and notes with spontaneity and beauty. Calligraphic fountain pen with dark ink: Schaeffer Fine, Plumix 1.8mm, metallic gold gel pen (e.g., Uniball Signo), small set of colored pencils, blank practice paper. Optional: prewritten letters (typed if you wish). ($3)

While not direct fits, Jocelyn will have these books on hand for inspirational reference at her class at LOJ.
B3832. Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms by Michelle P. Brown. 1994. 128pp. 6.25"x9.25". Paper $18.95
"Inspiring in its scope and academic approach (plus, it's small!)." – Jocelyn Curry
B3407. Artist's Journal Workshop, Creating Your Life in Words and Pictures by Cathy Johnson. 2011. 144pp. 8.25"x10-7/8". Paper $22.99
B3189. Sara Midda's South of France: A Sketchbook. 2008. 144pp. 5.4"x7.4". Hardcover $20.95



H63. Marbled Pen Holder
H63. Marbled Pen Holder.

Beautiful penholders in gold & black, silver & black, gold with multicolors, and the newest: Multicolor (with swirls of red, blue, green, and yellow). Approx. 5/16" diameter at the nib end and 6-7/8" long. Standard metal nib gripper.

How do I insert a calligraphy nib into a penholder that has a metal ring and four prongs?




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N120. Leonardt Principal EF Nib
N120.EF Principal Nib

You can now purchase a modern nib that is equal to the best of the vintage nibs. Brian Walker, a respected pointed pen enthusiast, has worked with a pen manufacturer to duplicate the quality and performance of the legendary Gillott No 1 Principality. The new nib has received rave reviews for both Copperplate and Spencerian. It's flexible and responsive and gives fine hairlines, but is smooth-writing and catches the paper less.





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N113. Nikko G Nib
N113. Nikko G Nib.

These nibs from Japan are hand cut, extremely smooth, and long-lasting. They are chrome plated and have a medium flex. Great for Spencerian. Smooth writing with no burrs or scratchiness. Highly recommended by Michael Sull.



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I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

A non-waterproof, carbon black ink for dip pens. Our most popular ink for classes. Recommended for copperplate (add a few drops of gum arabic). Perhaps the best ink for calligraphy for a beginner; it will cause the beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem, try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

"For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8-inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford




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I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink
Moon Palace Sumi
The Ink is now in a bottle with a Gold Label

While the packaging is a bit different, this is the highly sought after and highly recommended Japanese Sumi Ink. For both broad edge and pointed pen work. Dries waterproof. A great calligraphy ink.

"I like Moon Palace better, but both Moon Palace and Best Bottle are beautiful inks. The Moon Palace has a slight sheen to it, which I like. Michael suggested this ink to me so please tell him I said, "thank you". I just finished a job of 200 invitations with Moon Palace and the ink is beautiful. I did not dilute the ink.
A client just brought me invitations (slick paper) to address. This bride knew going into this that I probably couldn't do pointed pen. However, for fun, I tried the Sumi inks and to my surprise they worked pretty darn good. I usually have to use a sharpie on slick envelopes, yikes!!!"

--Clair F., Jan 2011.

Four sizes available:

2.0 oz (widemouthed jar)
6.0 oz (180ml)

15 & 60 oz are temporarily unavailable: arriving Dec 2019




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B3832. Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts / Brown
Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms by Michelle P. Brown. Revised Edition 2018. 128pp. 6.25"x9.25". Paper

What is a historiated initial? What are canon tables? What is a drollery? This book offers definitions of these and numerous other techniques, processes, and materials used in medieval illuminated manuscripts. The concise and easy-to-understand explanations of terms have been updated to reflect current research and technologies. With its numerous color illustrations, this volume will be invaluable to your understanding and enjoyment of illuminated manuscripts.



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