Angela trained at Roehampton Institute from 1985 until 1988, achieving a Diploma in Advanced Calligraphy. On leaving Roehampton, she was invited by Donald Jackson to work as his assistant at his studio in Wales, where she gained valuable experience.
After 3 years, Angela left to set up her own workshop locally, having fallen in love with the area (and having discovered that some of her ancestors had originated from a nearby village). During this time she also taught calligraphy and had some of her work included in several publications and national exhibitions.
From 1995 and the birth of her daughter, Angela devoted herself to motherhood whilst occasionally undertaking private commissions. In Autumn 2002, she was delighted to join Donald and his team of scribes and artists on The Saint John’s Bible Project.
View an interview with calligrapher Angela Swan