Tanja Bolenz: Stonework, Calligraphy, Bookbinding

Tanja Bolenz is a lettercutter, calligrapher and bookbinder who lives in the Dovey valley, near Machynlleth, Wales, UK.

Her work includes lettering, cut by hand into stone, written with a broad-edged nib or quill on paper, or painted with a brush on a variety of surfaces, including paper, wood and cloth. Her hand-bound books also contain lettering.

Each piece of work, whether written, painted or carved, requires its own unique design. The chosen text strongly influences the design of the lettering. The lettering design may also be enhanced through the variety of tools employed. Each tool possesses its own physical qualities, and each presents different challenges when applied to different media.

Tanja’s aim is to go on exploring letter design, texture and the meaning of text in stone, on paper, and in book form.

Tanja has taken part in a number of exhibitions in Canada, the US, Britain and Belgium. Her work is in private collections in Canada, the USA, Britain, Germany, Italy and France.

For information about pricing, commissions or workshops contact info@tanjabolenz.com.