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Lettering artist Yvette Rutledge has developed her own ornamented initial designs for hand-engraved jewelry. The pieces shown are all one of a kind custom sterling silver originals, approximately one inch in diameter.
Hand-engraving tools are so precise that they encourage very fine details while
requiring extreme patience and control.
Each metal object has particular qualities that affect engraving, like hardness, texture, etc. so that a steel handle on a hunting knife responds differently to the cutting tool than a cast gold ring
At the Center for the Lettering Arts we have begun to make engraved copper plates
for printing, which have to be engraved backwards in order to be printed by the traditional intaglio
Tues to Fri ... 10:30am-5pm
Sat ................ 10:30am-3pm
Sun & Mon .... CLOSED
Center News: Mardi Graas!
Font Club will meet Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at 3pm for a designer presentation followed by a typeface design workgroup. We meet the 3rd Saturday of every month to work on typeface design. For info: call Vince or Yvette at (504)525-4691
Graphic design info and events www.aiganeworleans.org
New Orleans Lettering Arts Association has workshops in a variety of calligraphy techniques www.neworleanscalligraphy.org
NOAFA offers art classes including calligraphy www.noafa.com