Born in 1957 and trained as a teacher at Roehampton Institute where Sue first saw books made by calligraphy students which inspired her. Three years later she returned to Digby Stuart College to take the Certificate and Diploma courses in Calligraphy and Bookbinding. She later received a Crafts council Training Grant to study letter drawing and carving.
In 1987 she was elected a Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators. She has taught calligraphy at all levels and has contributed articles for several books and publications.
Sue lives on the South coast of England with her husband who is a Methodist Minister and her two sons. Much of her work has a spiritual theme as both her work and faith are integral elements in her life. She has led retreats for calligraphers on Holy Island (Lindisfarne) where these two elements of work and spirituality are directly brought together within the context of a special place.
View an interview with calligrapher Sue Hufton