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Artists of Calligraphy Centre

Joyce Teta

JOYCE TETA founded Calligraphy Centre in 1984 in the Triad and is well-known for her enthusiastic teaching (especially working with children). She’s been artist (exhibiting throughout the Southeast), teacher (encouraging many with her generous open studio approach as well as regularly scheduled workshops. She is one of the most inclusive practitioners, always looking for ways for others to join the fun/movement.
Joyce is a “lifer”, having been introduced to calligraphy as a teenager in an all girl school convent in London. She has been a devotee and practitioner ever since. She loves letters in all forms, but has specialized in learning proper book-making techniques, hence the moniker: calligrapher & bookartist. Clients such as Maya Angelou and the W-S Mayor have commissioned her work and her work sells regularly at exhibitions.
She is also well-known for hosting Cheerio Calligraphy Retreats, which she began with her husband Jim Teta in 1984. Cheerio was set up as a retreat  in the Blue Ridge mountains where artists could gather and “work with the best”. and has gained an international following with people coming from 17 different countries around the world.
Joyce was Winston-Salems’ Artist of the Year in 1996 and has been teaching and exhibiting both in the Triad and in other locales.

In 2012, she had one person exhibitions at Milton Rhodes Gallery (at Sawtooth) and InterSection Gallery on Trade Street.

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John Stevens


JOHN STEVENS is one of the most gifted and original letter 
artists on the international scene, renowned for his skill as calligrapher, letter artist, and type designer. Starting as a sign painter in New York, his insatiable inquiry into letters and their 
design led him into calligraphy and lettering 
with various pens, brushes, and later the 
computer. By his mid-twenties he was working for nationally known clients in publishing, 
packaging, advertising, television, and film.
His work has graced book jackets, magazines, newspapers, libraries, museums, and churches. 
An in-demand teacher, he has been invited 
to teach at many national and international letter arts conferences throughout the United States and has made several excursions to 
Europe and Japan to teach his art. His original works are included in the collections of the San Francisco Public Library; Berlin’s Akademie der Künste; and La Casa del Libro (San Juan, Puerto Rico), as well as in many private collections. 
His exemplary work has been published and 
reproduced in dozens of publications  and books in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the U.S.A.
Recently, his book: Scribe | Artist of the Written Word was released in July 2013 to enthusiastic response.

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