Taking spiritual and visual inspiration from the work of the monks who created wonderful books like the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Book of Kells, the calligraphy, illumination and illustration we offer you is a merging of old skills with new materials and new techniques inspired by ancient sacred works.
We aim to offer an artform which draws the viewer into an experience of prayer, meditation and blessing. Our inspiration is also drawn from the rich Celtic spirituality of Northumbria; our Christian faith and the beautiful environment of Holy Island. We aim to follow the great Monastic Scriptorium tradition of producing pieces of artwork that give glory to God and help His people to worship.
Songs of Praise
Mary was featured on the popular BBC1 Sunday programme 'Songs of Praise', shown on the 4th of August 2013. The episode celebrated the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to the North East this Summer.
Mary was interviewed by presenter Bill Turnbull and taught him her signature 'freehand knotwork' technique that she has developed over the last 14 years.
Sorry but we currently have no dates of when Mary will be teaching or leading retreats.