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Ruth Martindale


2017 Apprenticeship at Cardozo Kindersley Workshop, Cambridge

Ruth is a letter cutter, working mainly in stone. All her lettering is drawn, designed and cut by hand, using traditional methods and tools. She trained for three years at the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop in Cambridge, founded by the renowned British stone letter-carver and typeface designer David Kindersley. Ruth also learnt masonry at the Building Crafts College in London which, gave her a good knowledge and grounding in masonry techniques and three dimensional carving.

Prior to this Ruth studied at Wimbledon College of Art, working with sculptures and installations in a more contemporary way. The creativity and aesthetic knowledge she gained from this experience have been invaluable to her lettering designs, she said.

Whilst working in contemporary art Ruth felt that the handmade was missing from her life . Starting on the masonry course was when Ruth realised that she felt most at home with a chisel in her hand. That and a love of intricate and detailed working led her to lettering, and that is where she found her home.

Ruth is based in London.

Ruth Martindale

New Ashgate Gallery
Waggon Yard
Surrey GU9 7PS
United Kingdom

01252 713208

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