Sheila Waters

Sheila Waters graduated from the Medway College of Art in Kent and the Royal College of Art in London. She developed her calligraphic skills under the tutelage of Dorothy Mahoney (assistant to the great pioneer of calligraphy, Edward Johnson).

At twenty-two, Sheila was elected a Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators and began a career devoted to commissions for royalty, museums, libraries, collectors and publishers.

A gifted teacher, Sheila shares her extensive knowledge and techniques with calligraphers the world over. She inaugurated the program of calligraphy courses at the Smithsonian Institution and later developed her own private classes and annual workshops.

The first President and founding member of the Washington Calligraphers Guild, Sheila was included in the 1981 World Who's Who of Women. Her work is included in most of the important books which have been published about calligraphy.

When I have a Little Money (Erasmus)
(Life, Love, and Friendship)
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