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Sheila Waters


Read more about Sheila and her work, courtesy of The Gettysburg Companion.




B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy / Waters
B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters. (2006) 2018. 134pp. 9"x11.25". Concealed spiral binding

Free Media Mail Shipping (USA only). Media Mail takes 2 to 3 weeks depending upon location.

Sheila Waters is a master scribe and a master teacher. For over thirty years of her summer workshops, Sheila has taken scribes through their paces for a week or more of in-depth instruction in letterforms (historical and modern). Students have come from as far away as Australia and Japan for these intensive classes. And for many years, she taught numerous weekend workshops sponsored by calligraphy guilds throughout the USA and Canada and was a frequent instructor at the international conference held each summer. In Foundations, Sheila provides insightful analysis of forms and construction, taking the mystery out of learning calligraphy. You learn how to analyze a script, which helps you toward mastery of an alphabet. In the 110 pages of exemplar alphabets, instruction, and hints, Sheila shares with you the knowledge she has gathered over her years of study and practice. The presentation is honed by her long experience teaching calligraphers how to advance their skill and art. This 4th printing, much revised from the 2006 printing, now has a 16-page color gallery of Sheila's work.

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B3246. Sheila Waters Retrospective
Sheila Waters Retrospective. 2010. 48pp. 8.5"x11". Paper. Signed.

Here it is, what we waited years for - 300 full-color images of Sheila's life's work, designed by Julian Waters, presenting Sheila's Retrospective Show of 2009. A great companion to her instructional book, Foundations of Calligraphy. Julian designed the typeface, which was used for the first time in this publication.

Each copy is now signed by Sheila!

Formerly published as an issue of Scripsit, the Washington Calligraphers Guild journal.

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BP28. Roundel of the Seasons / Waters
Roundel of the Seasons.
Print. 13"x13".

Sheila Waters' delightful Roundel is available again! Full color, signed.
"The best print of the Roundel ever."-- Sheila Waters



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B1012. Under Milk Wood/Thomas [Waters]
Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices
By Dylan Thomas. 1989. 80pp. 9"x13". Hardcover

Commissioned by a private collector in 1961and completed in 1978, the 76-page manuscript is now exquisitely reproduced, each page in full color. The elaborate title
page is embossed into the cover. Of the 26 illustrations, six are text column length. The script is Sheila Waters' personal style of Carolingian.



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B2769-AIRMAIL. Foundations of Calligraphy including Airmail shipping
B2769-AIRMAIL. Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters. (2006) 2018. 134pp. 9"x11.25". Concealed spiral binding

Price INCLUDES shipping costs via insured AIRMAIL to countries outside the USA.

***This item is for buying the book only. Adding other items will generate additional shipping costs. ***

For shipping via SURFACE mail to other countries see B2769-SURFACE

For AIRMAIL and SURFACE shipping to CANADA see B2769-CANADA

Sheila Waters is a master scribe and a master teacher. For over thirty years of her summer workshops, Sheila has taken scribes through their paces for a week or more of in-depth instruction in letterforms (historical and modern). Students have come from as far away as Australia and Japan for these intensive classes. And for many years, she taught numerous weekend workshops sponsored by calligraphy guilds throughout the USA and Canada and was a frequent instructor at the international conference held each summer. In Foundations, Sheila provides insightful analysis of forms and construction, taking the mystery out of learning calligraphy. You learn how to analyze a script, which helps you toward mastery of an alphabet. In the 110 pages of exemplar alphabets, instruction, and hints, Sheila shares with you the knowledge she has gathered over her years of study and practice. The presentation is honed by her long experience teaching calligraphers how to advance their skill and art. This 4th printing, much revised from the 2006 printing, now has a 16-page color gallery of Sheila’s work.

Chapters include Basics & Beyond, Analysis & Practice, Design & Layout, Conception to Completion, and Applying Design Principles. Foundational, Blackletter, Gothic Cursives, Uncial & Half Uncial, Carolingian, Italic, and Italic Variations are covered with thorough instruction for each. Foundational and Italic receive particular attention.

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Read more about Sheila and her work, courtesy of The Gettysburg Companion.



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B2769-CANADA. Foundations of Calligraphy including Canada shipping
B2769-CANADA. Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters. (2006) 2018. 134pp. 9"x11.25". Concealed spiral binding

Price INCLUDES shipping costs via AIRMAIL or SURFACE. Add this item to your cart for shipments to Canada.

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Shipping time for airmail is generally 2 to 3 weeks. Surface takes 4 to 6 weeks

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Sheila Waters is a master scribe and a master teacher. For over thirty years of her summer workshops, Sheila has taken scribes through their paces for a week or more of in-depth instruction in letterforms (historical and modern). Students have come from as far away as Australia and Japan for these intensive classes. And for many years, she taught numerous weekend workshops sponsored by calligraphy guilds throughout the USA and Canada and was a frequent instructor at the international conference held each summer. In Foundations, Sheila provides insightful analysis of forms and construction, taking the mystery out of learning calligraphy. You learn how to analyze a script, which helps you toward mastery of an alphabet. In the 110 pages of exemplar alphabets, instruction, and hints, Sheila shares with you the knowledge she has gathered over her years of study and practice. The presentation is honed by her long experience teaching calligraphers how to advance their skill and art. This 4th printing, much revised from the 2006 printing, now has a 16-page color gallery of Sheila’s work.

Chapters include Basics & Beyond, Analysis & Practice, Design & Layout, Conception to Completion, and Applying Design Principles. Foundational, Blackletter, Gothic Cursives, Uncial & Half Uncial, Carolingian, Italic, and Italic Variations are covered with thorough instruction for each. Foundational and Italic receive particular attention.

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Read more about Sheila and her work, courtesy of The Gettysburg Companion.



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B2769-SURFACE. Foundations of Calligraphy including Surface shipping
B2769-SURFACE. Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters. (2006) 2018. 134pp. 9"x11.25". Concealed spiral binding

Price INCLUDES shipping costs via SURFACE to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom

***This item is for buying the book only. Adding other items will generate additional shipping costs. ***

Surface mail is only available to the above countries and can take 6 to 8 weeks for packages to arrive.

For AIRMAIL and SURFACE shipping to CANADA see B2769-CANADA

For AIRMAIL with insurance shipping to other countries see B2769-AIRMAIL

Sheila Waters is a master scribe and a master teacher. For over thirty years of her summer workshops, Sheila has taken scribes through their paces for a week or more of in-depth instruction in letterforms (historical and modern). Students have come from as far away as Australia and Japan for these intensive classes. And for many years, she taught numerous weekend workshops sponsored by calligraphy guilds throughout the USA and Canada and was a frequent instructor at the international conference held each summer. In Foundations, Sheila provides insightful analysis of forms and construction, taking the mystery out of learning calligraphy. You learn how to analyze a script, which helps you toward mastery of an alphabet. In the 110 pages of exemplar alphabets, instruction, and hints, Sheila shares with you the knowledge she has gathered over her years of study and practice. The presentation is honed by her long experience teaching calligraphers how to advance their skill and art. This 4th printing, much revised from the 2006 printing, now has a 16-page color gallery of Sheila’s work.

Chapters include Basics & Beyond, Analysis & Practice, Design & Layout, Conception to Completion, and Applying Design Principles. Foundational, Blackletter, Gothic Cursives, Uncial & Half Uncial, Carolingian, Italic, and Italic Variations are covered with thorough instruction for each. Foundational and Italic receive particular attention.

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Read more about Sheila and her work, courtesy of The Gettysburg Companion.



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B4111. Waters Rising: Letters from Florence
B4111. Waters Rising: Letters from Florence /Waters.
2016. 496 pages. 7.25"x10.5". Hardcover & DVD

In Waters Rising: Letters from Florence, renowned calligrapher Sheila Waters recounts the story of the role that her husband Peter Waters (1930–2003) played as the person in charge of organizing the monumental efforts to save severely damaged books in the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (National Library, Florence) after the devastating flood in 1966 fifty years ago.

In addition to letters and Sheila's narrative diary and timeline of events, Randy Silverman, Head of Preservation, University of Utah, has written a thought-provoking introduction that puts those conservation efforts into the context of today's practices. Also, Valerii P. Leonov has written an appreciation of Peter's assistance in the aftermath of a fire in 1988 that ravaged the Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The accompanying DVD features a digital remastering of Roger Hill's film Restoration of Books, Florence, 1968.

Waters Rising has received the Society of American Archivists' 2017 Preservation Publication Award. It is given in recognition of writing of superior excellence and usefulness that advances the theory or practice of preservation in archival institutions.



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