Suzanne Cunningham is a professional calligrapher with 27 years of experience. She has taught many workshops and private lessons, including Letterworks 2017, IAMPETH 2018 and 2019 and numerous guilds throughout the country. She is scheduled to teach at IAMPETH in 2021, 2022, and at Legacies lll. She has participated in workshops taught by Master Penman Jake Weidmann, Michael Sull, Barbara Calzolari, Harvest Crittenden, Mike Kesceg, Pat Blair, and Crown Office Scribe Paul Antonio. She has also taken classes from Heather Held, Barbara Close, Bill Kemp, Angela Welch, Anne Elser, Maria Helena Hoksch, Yves Leterme, David Grimes, Phyllis Macaluso, and Karen Brooks. She specializes in Copperplate Script and enjoys adding flourishes to her calligraphy. Suzanne lives in Florence, Alabama with her husband, two daughters, and Golden Retrievers, Mabel and Dixie. You can find her on Instagram by searching at @suzcunningham.
SUZANNE’S INTRODUCTION TO THE SPEEDBALL TEXTBOOK
I have a long-standing love for The Speedball Textbook! My mom (she was an artist) had the 19th edition and as a child, I spent hours filling up notebooks trying to copy the beautiful letters I saw. I can only imagine how God was smiling down knowing I would play a part in this edition one day.
SUZANNE’S FAVORITE EDITION OF THE SPEEDBALL TEXTBOOK
The 19th edition for the obvious sentimental reasons.
WHAT APPEALED TO SUZANNE ABOUT SERVING AS CO-EDITOR TO THE 25th EDITION
Being co-editor for this edition appeals to me because I have loved this book my whole life. It was the first book I can remember studying. And because it is tied to my mom, it makes it even more special.