Ewan Clayton

Professor

4ADS

Calligraphy

Born in 1956 Ewan Clayton grew up near Ditchling, Sussex, home to the calligrapher Edward Johnston, the type designer Eric Gill and the artist poet and inscription maker David Jones. Having graduated in 1979 with a Joint Hons. MA in Medieval History with Psychology from the University of St. Andrews Ewan trained as a calligrapher and bookbinder with Ann Camp at the Roehampton Institute, London. He then established his workshop at Ditchling Sussex in the Guild of craftsmen founded by Gill in the 1920s, where three generations of his family had lived and worked as silk weavers. From the 1990s onwards Ewan worked as a part time consultant at the Palo Alto Research Centre of the Xerox Corporation (PARC) and co-founded The Edward Johnston Foundation in Ditchling. He has curated exhibitions and more...

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  1. Clayton, Ewan (2016) Impressions from Ditchling. Via Pulchritudinis: Fine Handpress Printing in the Dominican Tradition. pp. 29-39. ISSN 978-0-9979982-0-7
  2. Clayton, Ewan (2015) ‘Visiting Edward Johnston: commentary on a primary text’. The Journal of Modern Craft, 8 (3). pp. 383-389. ISSN 1749-6772
  3. Clayton, Ewan (2017) John Baskerville the Writing Master: Calligraphy and Type in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. In: John Baskerville: Art and Industry in the Enlightenment. Eighteenth-Century Worlds 7 (7). University of Liverpool Press, Liverpool, pp. 113-133. ISBN 9781786940643
  4. Clayton, Ewan (2015) Clayton, Ewan (2015) Primary Text commentary, ‘Visiting Edward Johgnston’. The Journal of Modern Craft (8-3). pp. 373-383. The Journal of Modern Craft, 8 (3). pp. 373-383. ISSN 1749-6772
  5. Clayton, Ewan (2013) The Golden Thread: The Story of Writing. Atlantic Books, London, England. ISBN 9781848873629
  6. Clayton, Ewan (2013) The Golden Thread: The Story of Writing. Atlantic Books, London, England. ISBN 9781848873629 (In Press)
  7. Clayton, Ewan (2009) Art and Memory: new perspectives on memorial art. The Memorial Arts Charity, Snape, Suffolk. ISBN 978-0-9515711-5-6
  8. Clayton, Ewan (2009) Hans-Joachim Burgert. The Scribe (87). pp. 24-28.
  9. Clayton, Ewan (2010) La Poetica Dello Spazio Scritto -The Poetics of Written Space. [Show/Exhibition]