lettering in Bruges

I recently spent some time in Bruges and I knew there would be some lettercutting work around the place, as Pieter and Kristoffel Boudens work there. Their father was a calligrapher. There were several I came across, and there are examples below. I have to say I liked some more than others in terms of design, some seem rather dated or not to my taste, but there’s no doubting the quality of the workmanship and cutting. I am unsure if all these examples are Boudens pieces, as there are others such as Brody Neuenschwander working in Bruges (although he is mainly a calligrapher). I suspect from what I know of their work they may be mainly Pieter Boudens pieces, but I’m not entirely sure.

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About Teucer Wilson

I'm a stonecarver and lettercutter. See my work at www.teucerwilson.co.uk
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3 Responses to lettering in Bruges

  1. The info is great and very much useful. You create an amazing artwork. Thank you

  2. hy, just stumbled upon your site. My name is Christophe Annys.
    I’d like to mention that the 3rd stone is one of mine :). I did that for my late father when I was an apprentice at Pieter Boudens place. (around1994 – long time gone). The 1st stone, I don’t know but the others are from Pieter. also, I think I did the 2nd and 4th when I was his apprentice.

    thx
    C.

    • Hi Christophe – I’m so glad you were able to fill in some details for me. I really liked coming across these and the carving is nice and deep…….the one you made for your father – what stone is that? It looks really fine-grained, almost like plaster or litho stone, I assume it is a Belgian limestone ? all the best……Teucer

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