Wayne Hart is an ardent lettercutter, lettering artist and typographer. As one of only a handful of carvers of his generation, he is focused on maintaining this traditional craft and pushing it forward with new ideas and modern technologies. His work has included commemorative gifts, public art projects, memorials, signage, relief carving and artwork for exhibition.
Wayne discovered his passion for letterforms whilst studying Graphic Design in his home county of Norfolk. He later studied the world-renowned Typography course at the University of Reading where he was inspired towards lettercutting. After further study at the Richard Kindersley Studio, Wayne proceeded to a lettercarving apprenticeship with Pip Hall through the Memorial Arts Charity. He received a number of awards from various charities to complete his training. These include the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, the Worshipful Company of Masons, the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies, the Bishop of Norwich and the Finn Family Fund. Wayne has pursued additional training in calligraphy, masonry, type design and sculpture, has a natural affinity with materials and is inspired by form, structure and texture. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Reading and a number of galleries, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, have shown an interest in his work.