Inky Calligraphy

(a.k.a. Cornerstone Calligraphy)

by Bernard Parkin



Contact Bernard Parkin at —

57, Kelsey Gardens,

Doncaster, England. DN4 7QA

07973 905012



Bernard Parkin M.A., Grad. Cert. Ed., M.A. has been a full-time calligrapher since 1994, though he was teaching the craft to beginners at Whitby Evening Institute in 1985-6 and at Dubai Arts Centre in 1987-89, in “another life” as a teacher of  English and lecturer in linguistics. 


Inspired by Edward Johnston, he values spontaneity, fluency and “life” above all. He sells copies of  his work, as manuscripts on parchment paper, in picture-frames which he makes himself, and as laminated bookmarks - at craft fairs (mostly in Hawes, Yorkshire Dales) and in a few shops.


There is no on-line sales process on this website, but postal sales can be easily arranged. Contact Bernard by mail, telephone (see below) or e-mail at  Purchases can be made by PayPal, cheque or BACS.  Discounts are available for multiple purchases.

Bookmarks cost £1.50, £3 for 3 + p&p

A4: £5, £12 for 3.  A5: £3.50, £8 for 3.   A6: £2, £5 for 3



Bernard also accepts commissions - people’s own or their favourite poems, sayings etc..

He organises and stands as an exhibitor at many

craft fairs in Hawes, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire.


The images have been compressed and appear on this site less clear than they really are.

All the artwork is copyright Bernard Parkin.


Colour Sketches and Bookmarks for Walkers


Similar to his calligraphy work, Bernard sells colour sketches of landscapes from the Dales & the 3 Peaks of Yorkshire and Great Britain.  Alongside these are famous hiking quotations in decorated calligraphy, presented as laminated bookmarks or in hand-made picture frames.