Leesette Turner

Author works



Aquarelle paper, gouache and sumi ink, African beads and an antique French button, 34x38.5cm , 2014


Aquarelle paper, gouache, sumi ink, pointed brush and nibs, 17.5x37.8cm , 2013


Leesette Turner

I have been passionate about calligraphy since a young child. I started actively doing calligraphy in 1997. I teach both privately and for the Cape Friends of Calligraphy and have been doing so since 2010.

Certificate courses

- Heleen de Haas onwards, certificate course : Contemporary and Traditional calligraphy, 1997

Calligraphy Courses with Overseas Teachers

- Brody Neuenschwander, Belgium, 1997

- Ewan Clayton, UK Calligraphy of the heart, Batrade, 1998

- Maud Bekhaert, Belgium: Stone Carving, 2007

- Lin Kerr, UK/SA, 2009

- Carl Rohrs, USA Uncials; Brush Lettering, 2010

- Lin Kerr, UK/SA (several), 2011

- Yves Letterme, Belgium Built up capitals; Watchful experimenting; gestural writing, 2011

- Aboubaker Foufana, France: Humanist, expressive personal hand, 2012

- Massimo Pollelo, Italy: Beautiful Alphabets; Capitalis Romana Monumentalis, Order and chaos, 2012

Recent Exhibitions (group)

- Kalligraphos, Cape Friends of Calligraphy 20th Anniversary, Sanlam gallery, Cape Town, 2004

- Worlds Exhibition, Brugge, 2008

- B.lettered Exhibition, Cape Town, 2010

- Makers and Thinkers. World Design Capital, Cape Town Stadium 15th-19th October, 2014


Member of the Cape Friends of Calligraphy