The North West
Calligraphers' Association

"What keeps me going are those little victories, the rewards that come when the shapes turn out just right and start to dance in time to the beat of my heart." Donald Jackson MVO

North West Calligraphers’ Association (NWCA) is a group of people who enjoy the art and practice of calligraphy or fine writing.

NWCA offers the opportunity to learn calligraphy at workshops with lettering artists at the top of their profession from all over the country. As well as edged and pointed pen we cover many artistic skills including gilding, bookbinding, design, layout and painting techniques. If you enjoy words and ways of displaying them, we have something for you.

Our membership ranges from Fellows of the national calligraphy societies to experienced amateurs and complete beginners. If you are a beginner, the best place to start is with our popular Introduction to Calligraphy course.



We meet once a month in our two venues in Waverton near Chester and Lower Withington near Jodrell Bank, in Cheshire.

Our venues are light airy spaces with easy parking and ramp access. At our venues you will find a warm welcome and someone will always be happy to make you feel at home.


Our Story

North West Calligraphers’ Association is forty years old and this makes us one of the most established of all the regional calligraphy societies. We started from small beginnings on the Wirral at the much-loved adult education setting of Burton Manor. From there our workshops spread as far as Harrogate and to North Wales and we are now settled in Cheshire.

Our commitment to the highest standards of calligraphy and teaching has always been at the heart of what we do. We aim to inspire and engage our members to further their calligraphic skills, many of whom started on our Introduction to Calligraphy course.

Our membership includes several illustrious calligraphers that were with us in their early careers and who have gone on to run workshops and make a name for themselves in the lettering world. We are a regional affiliated group of CLAS (Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society).

North West Calligraphers’ Association is run by a committee of volunteers for the community and is a not for profit organisation.