Incisive Letterwork was formed in 1988 by Brenda Berman and Annet Stirling. They first met at the City and Guilds of London Art School where they studied lettering with Berthold Wolpe. Brenda Berman had previously trained as a painter at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, Annet Stirling as a graphic designer at the AKI Enschede, Netherlands.
Incisive Letterwork focuses on large scale architectural inscriptions and word sculpture.
The physical aspect of working with raw stone, the exploration of the marks tools can make and a working relationship with a Dorset quarry all influence their designing and the way they carve.
In 1996 they where awarded a Churchill Fellowship and travelled in Italy studying marble and Roman and Renaissance inscriptions.
They have exhibited in all recent major lettering exhibitions and continue to explore the boundaries of legibility and abstraction in letterform.
Training and work