Apt words, texts and verses, hand-written, illustrated and decorated with coloured inks on parchment paper by Bernard Parkin M.A., Grad.Cert.Ed., M.A., presented as bookmarks or manuscripts and also in picture frames hand-made by himself.

Bernard sells copies of  his work, and demonstrates his craft, at fairs in Hawes, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire.

He is able to create individual, original scripts of any text and complete other calligraphic services.

Bernard taught calligraphy to beginners at Whitby Evening Institute and at Dubai Arts Centre when he was an English teacher and lecturer, but has been self employed in the world of Arts & Crafts since 1993.

He follows the principles of Edward Johnston, C.B.E., in Writing & Illuminating & Lettering.











For postal sales contact Bernard by mail, telephone or e-mail at bap57uk@yahoo.co.uk.

 Purchases can be made by cheque or internet bank transfer.  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 + p&p.

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

57, Kelsey Gardens, Doncaster, UK.  DN4 7QA.               Tel: 07973 905012




Inky Calligraphy

(a.k.a. Cornerstone Calligraphy)

by Bernard Parkin



Colour Landscape Sketches

& Bookmarks for Walkers


Similar to his calligraphy work, Bernard sells colour sketches of landscapes from the Yorkshire 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.