Clare M McCrory SDAD SHA
Calligrapher and Heraldic Artist, graduating from Anthony and Margaret Wood's renowned Course in Calligraphy, Heraldry and Manuscript Illumination at Reigate School of Art and Design, Surrey, in the mid-1980s; and I have recently been accepted as a Craft Member of the Society of Heraldic Arts.
One of the team of heraldic artists in the Court of the Lord Lyon in Edinburgh who prepares, writes and paints the original Letters Patents and Matriculations of Arms as calfskin vellum documents granted by the Lord Lyon King of Arms. Other items of artwork in colour or in black-and-white may be commissioned to make work more easily presented for printed reproductions . I hope to be adding examples of my Heraldic artwork to this site but as this is a work in progress, see my page on the link to the Lyon Court Artists' page - www.courtartists.co.uk - from the official website for the Court of the Lord Lyon, HM New Register House, Edinburgh EH1 3YT.
As well as heraldic work, I also design and handpaint illuminated initial letters painted in colour or gilded using real gold or silver leaf, with flowers/fruits/heraldic animals. Letters may be commissioned as single letters with the decoration of your choice or as double letters (or more) to celebrate a wedding, anniversary or special birthday. Double letters can have the same decoration for both initials or different.
Original Calligraphy Scottish Placenames can be ordered as seen or new commissions are welcome.
Printed heraldic animal cards can be purchased in assorted packs of three or in a full pack of ten. Individual cards may also be bought but none of the images may be reproduced by the buyer as the copyright lands with me.
Diamond cards may also be purchased and I will be adding them shortly to my pages.
Wholesale orders for cards are welcome - please get in touch if you would like to order larger amounts and I will apply a Trade Price to your order, once we are in agreement.