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The Cardozo Kindersley Workshop

152 Victoria Road · Cambridge · CB4 3DZ · Telephone 01223 362170

Philosophy

Handing on by apprenticeships

The essence of what we do needs to be kept alive and handed on. Many cultural messages and words that are unspoken as well as carved in stone are passed on. And of course a strict discipline of work.

Photograph of David Kindersley and Lida Lopes Cardozo Kindersley

Training in the workshop is vital. It is good to be a lettercutter, we do want the understanding and skill to survive. Apprentices are taken on for three years to learn within the fertile workshop environment.

By example, the Workshop urges people to be creative in their lives. We can control much, we cannot control when life is taken away - that remains a mystery beyond us. But we can preserve, re-create, appreciate and celebrate that which we value. Lettercutters hand on many messages, physical and spiritual.

See also, Apprenticeships