Michael Spring; "After many years of Art teaching, I retired and taught myself to cut letters, using some beautiful chisels and gouges inherited from my father, a lifelong wood carver. My work involves the cutting of letterforms in wood. Oak is my wood of preference. Finished pieces have ranged from personalised wedding presents to a wooden headstone. Most of my lettering has been in variations of the classical Roman style, but I have recently been experimenting with Celtic uncials."