Making Marks

Lettering, carving and sculpture


Charlotte Howarth CV



Group Exhibitions


2012 -  Words set Free, organised by Letterexchange, Free Word Centre, London


2011 -  Artlands at Wolterton Hall, Norfolk


2011 -  Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail, Norfolk


2011 -  Norfolk Open Studios


2009 -  Normal for Norfolk Regatta Fine Art in Burnham Market.


2009 -  Art & Memory, West Dean Gardens Chichester


2009 -  Art in The Park Croxton Park, Norfolk.


2008 -  The Roche Riddles - Roche Court


2008 -  Salthouse 08  SEAhouse, LIGHThouse, SPIRIThouse, Norfolk


2008 -  Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail, Norfolk



Commissions and Awards


2012-  Foraging - Series of standing stones commissioned by Hopkins Homes, ongoing.


2011-  Weaving Words - Commissioned by Norwich City Council. Carved brick pillar marking the entrance to ST. Augustine's in Norwich.


2010-  Ability Media international  - Design and create the award trophies. The AMIs are designed to promote the vision, mission and values of Leonard Cheshire Disability


2010 -  Shortlisted for The Abbotshaugh Sentinel (one of five)  In conjunction with SheilsFlynn Landscape architects.


2010 -  Love to the Flyover - Commissioned by The Bogside and Brandywell Initiative in conjunction with Derry City Council.


2009 -  Yarmouth Tales - Commissioned by Norfolk County Council -To create an artwork for Great Yarmouth Community Library through community engagement to create themes, text and ideas to be  incorporated into the final artwork.


2009 -  Words of Wisdom - Reception desk carving  - Commissioned by the Law Society of Northern Ireland. Text carved into a giant stone reception desk in the new Law Society offices in the heart of Belfast.


2008 -  Shoals - Riverside Artwork - Commissioned by Derry City council. To create artwork on either side of the river Foyle in Derry, themes and ideas developed in conjunction with local  communities.


2007 -  Children at Play -  Fire station Artwork - Commissioned by Derry City Council. Brick carving on the Old Fire station situated within the Fountain Estate, Londonderry. Carving   reflects the history and identity of the local community and the theme of the carving was developed in conjunction with the local residents.


2007 - Shortlisted for Omagh Bomb Memorial. Working in collaboration with SheilsFlynn Landscape Architects. An angular shard of local granite marking the site of the 1998 Omagh explosion  is a far flung component of the oval of Memorial stones in the Memorial Garden nearby. The entry was runner up.


2007 -   The Walkway - Gravesham Hospital courtyard - Commissioned by Impact Art on behalf of West Kent Primary Care Trust, 32m artwork shotblast into a concrete retaining wall within  the inner courtyard of a hospital. Designs developed with the users and residents of the hospital.


2006 -  Tree of Hope - East Oxford Health Centre - Commissioned by Impact Art on behalf of Infracare East Oxford Lift Company. 6m tall stainless steel tree created for the atrium of the  newly built healthcare centre.


2006 - Tracks and Trails  - Commissioned by South Norfolk District Council, to create a series of artworks reflecting the abundant wildlife in a newly created wetland.


2006- Toro-Nagashi (Floating lanterns) - grant Waterways Norwich, Site-specific temporary installation completed on 26th May 2006


2005 - Cylinder seal - Commissioned by the Wayland partnership in conjunction with Commissions East. A permanent three piece installation in Kilkenny limestone and Stainless steel sited in  the market town of Watton, Norfolk.


2005 - Heart of the woods - Standing stone. Commissioned by Freeform Arts Trust. A 2-metre standing stone carved with poetry and text to celebrate the local community's involvement with a  small piece of ancient woodland.


2005 - Master / Apprentice - Award from The Memorial Arts Charity, funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Funding for two years to take on an apprentice and train them in the art of  letter carving in a workshop environment.


2004 -  Spilsby Carved wall - Commissioned by East Lindsey District Council, Lincolnshire. Text carving based on the words and designs of local school children.


2003 -  Downham Market Regeneration Arts Project - Commissioned by Downham Market Regeneration Partnership.  Consultation with three schools in Downham Market, Norfolk, to create drawings  and poetry to be turned into a design and carved in the new Town Square.



Client List


Freeform Arts Trust, Commissions East, SheilsFlynn Ltd Landscape Architects, Wayland Partnership, East Lindsey District Council, Kristiana Kubrick, Downham Market Regeneration Partnership, Memorials By Artists, The Countryside Agency, Jeremy Stacy Architects, South Norfolk District Council, Norwich City Council, Impact Art, Infracare East Oxford Lift Company, West Kent Primary Care Trust, The Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Derry City Council, Roche Court, Law Society Northern Ireland. Norfolk County Council, Hopkins Homes, Leonard Cheshire Disability Trust, Bogside and Brandywell Initiative, The Falkirk Helix.





2000-   Runs own workshop and Making Marks Ltd.


1994- 00 Assistant to Ken Thompson, stone carver and lettercarver County Cork, Ireland


1992-94 Apprentice to Richard Kindersley at his lettercarving workshop in Kennington, London.



Education and Qualifications


July 2012 University of the West  Of England Fine Print Department, 6 Days laser cutting and large scale digital printing.


1991-92  City and Guilds of   London Art School, Post Diploma in Lettering,  Diploma in Heraldry


1989-91  City and Guilds of  London Art School, Diploma in Lettering (1st), Graduate of the City and Guilds of London Institute (GCGI)





Charlotte Howarth is a sculptor, designer, stone carver and letterer. Working in a variety of materials her work shows a deep sensitivity to line, pattern and texture and is imbued with a sense of fun and joyfulness. She has successfully completed a variety of public art commissions and has developed a strong understanding of community involvement, incorporating many different approaches, working with a wide variety of community groups with a diverse range of abilities. She has a wide experience of teaching, ranging from organising and running formal lettering workshops, teaching lettering to primary school children as well as taking on a student for work experience form local schools each year. Charlotte also works on a range of private commissions including sculptures and lettering design as well as working on her own projects for exhibition. She has experience of working on small hand made projects to large-scale architectural pieces.

Her work is in demand for its original design and playfulness.

She is a full elected member of Letter Exchange, a society for professionals involved in the whole spectrum of the lettering arts as well as a Trustee for the Lettering and Commemorative Arts Trust.

In 2005 she set up Making Marks Ltd, as a focus for her work within the public arena.


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01760 755045