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, drawn and cut by hand into stone, written with a broad-edged nib on paper, or painted with a brush on a variety of surfaces, including paper, wood and cloth. Some of 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 variety of tools employed plays an important part in the design process, as each tool 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 numerous 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.