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