Atlantian Scribe's Gallery
This page is designed to display our incredibly talented scribe's work. If you would like to be added to this page, please send an email to webminister-AT-scribe.atlantia.sca.org or signet-AT-atlantia.sca.org.
Failenn Chu ingen ui Fhaelain
Failenn Chu is old Irish from about the 10th or 11th (?) century with possibly some Norse running around in there. She is primarily self-taught though has been absorbing everything she can from any passing scribe willing to teach her. Starting out with Bristol board and watercolors, she is now branching out into pergamenta and period pigments as well as gouache and is trying to learn to make her own inks and paints. Her current style is primarily in the 14th century, but she is attempting to learn earlier forms, particularly of the more Irish and Celtic styles. Currently the Scrivener Royal for King Logan and Queen Esa. Other interests include the fiber arts, clothing, jewelry, bookbinding, leatherwork, and whatever else she can learn
Lady Aemilia Rosa
I am a 13th Century Hungarian woman who was fortunate enough to be educated. My family travels and I have gone on several of their journeys and have taken to wearing the garb of the cultures I visit. Through these ventures I was taught the art of Illumination and Calligraphy. I am now an apprentice to all things scribal and weaving. The latter being something I learned while I was at Pennsic 41. I am currently the Baronial Clerk Signet of Bright Hills and enjoy it thoroughly!
URL: http://www.aemiliarosa.com (External Site)
Brighid Inghean Ioain (Sherry Pugh)
Brighid is a 12th Century Irish woman who works with Calligraphy and Illuminations, cooking, archery and bead making. Brighid is a Bronze member of the Household of Rolling Thunder, Clan Coeur Taranis. Brighid is also a Protege to Mistress Olwynn ni Chinneidigh. Brighid resides in the Incipient Canton of Abhainn Iarthair with her husband Philip ap Mereduth and thier son Steven.
URL: http://s74.photobucket.com/albums/i245/Moondorah/Scrolls/ (External Site)
Lady Daniela Schwartzhaupt (Danielle Scott)
Daniela grew up in the 1500's with her mother who was known for her embroideries and her father a highly placed soldier within the Landsknechts. She learned pattern making and drawing at a very young age when her mother would allow her to play with the paint shells once they became too muddied. She showed skills in her drawings and learned to read from her mother while reviewing the accounts of the household. As her skills continued to grow and she grew into a young woman it was eventually determined that she be Protege to Maestra Barbara Giomaria deRoberto and she become a part of her and her husband Baron Heinrich Kreiner's household so that she may travel from court to court, learning the many trades and techniques of scribes and illuminators. She has found her place within Society as a teacher, mentor demonstrator and guide, as well as a producer of scrolls of all types to the good people of Atlantia and the Known World. She works using period techniques and materials as well as with Gouache, sometimes called Body Paint in the Italian lands.
URL: https://picasaweb.google.com/109463371891073684822/ScribalWorks# (External Site)
Lady Eadaoin an Fheadha inghean Ui Sheghdha (Sarah Stango)
Eadaoin is a late 13th century Irish woman currently living in the Barony of Ponte Alto. A self-taught scribe, she has a strong interest in a variety of calligraphy and illumination styles and techniques. Working primarily with gouache, parchment, and paper, she is also learning to use ground pigments and gold leaf, as well as exploring bookbinding methods
URL: http://hawkshaven.wix.com/artwork (External Site)
Enequy Erensaurlezelasgarria Menditarra
I do Calligraphy and Illumination from all periods. I will do commissions, original blanks, scrolls for court, etc. I also spend time on the archery field (target and combat), make arrows and bow strings, leather working (quivers, pouches, etc), lucette, viking wire weaving (both of which I add to the leather projects)
URL: http://home.comcast.net/~enequy/Scrolls/Scroll%20listing.html (External Site)
Mistress Gwerfyl verch Aneirin
Mistress Gwerfyl verch Aneirin (known as Aneira) specializes in late-period C&I styles using authentic materials. She has a particular fondness for grisaile illumination and loves a challenging project above all else. She does scroll by commission, and only when they fit her schedule (which is usually busy). She may be contacted at nancyhulan_at_gmail.com
URL: http://www.aneira.org/ (External Site)
Lady Isabel Henry
I started in the SCA as a 15th century Scot; however, I am finding the earlier periods more and more interesting, and now am learning about 13th century Al-Andalus (Spain). I do Kingdom and Baronial level award scrolls, backlog work, and commissions. Other interests include serving Atlantia as a Chirurgeon (a critical care RN in mundane life) period cooking, brewing, embroidery, herbal apothecary, and music.
Isme the Nimble
Maistresse Maaline Renard
My persona is a Mi'kmaq Native American. A few years ago, I switched from a Scottish persona to the Native American one because I was far more interested in the Native American culture and, honestly, the clothes were a lot more versatile and comfortable. When I started in the society, I came in as a heavy fighter roughly seventeen years ago. After an injury, I found things that I loved far more than heavy fighting. I became an archery marshal, a rather loud herald, a poet focusing on Old French, Chaucerian poetry styles and Middle English, and also a scribe. I live in the Barony of Black Diamond.
URL: http://www.lionwellwynd.com (External Site)
Lady Merwenna de Rannowe
Lady Merwenna is from the Barony of Black Diamond and can never pick just one favorite style of illumination. She is beginning to work with period pigments and materials and is apprenticed to Mistress Gwerfyl verch Aneirin. Currently, she is available for commissioned work, schedule permitting.
URL: http://merwenna.deviantart.com/ (External Site)
Lord Philip ap Mereduth (Mike Pugh)
Philip is a 14th Century Welsh Cavalier who works with Calligraphy and Illuminations, woodworking, metalworking, Armor smithing, archery and is a heavy fighter for the Kingdom of Atlantia. Philip is a Bronze member of the Household of Rolling Thunder, Clan Coeur Taranis. Philip is also an Apprentice to Mistress Olwynn ni Chinneidigh. Philip resides in the Incipient Canton of Abhainn Iarthair with his wife Brighid Inghean Ioain and his son Steven.
URL: http://s81.photobucket.com/albums/j225/screamingogre/Illumination%20Projects/ (External Site)
Baroness Rhonwen verch Tuder (Shannon Combs-Bennentt)
Rhonwen has a fondness for Italian style late period illumination but has been known to dabble in all periods. She is available for commission work, but current reign court dockets take priority over commissions.
Rohesia (Sandra Sibernagel)
Rohesia is a 12-13th(?) century English woman who has a strong interest in the scribal arts; more specifically pre-13th century illuminations, some knotwork, Nordic and Norse art. Other interests include archery, card weaving, and heavy weapons. Is willing to take on scribal projects or commissions if mundane life allows enough time; so case by case.
URL: http://s684.photobucket.com/albums/vv203/Rohesia16/Scribal%20Gallery/ (External Site)
Saiida (Lady) Sajah bint-Habushun ibn-Ishandiyar al-Hajjaji (Kit Wellner)
Email: hippopotamama AT hotmail.com
Sajah is a Byzantine Bedouin, born of a free people in the Negev and raised around the Byzantine towns and outposts in the area. She was transported to England as a war bride by a young Saxon lord who successfully returned from the first Crusade. Exposed to many cultures she practices many styles of illumination but as a good Bedu woman she was not taught to write and therefore does not express calligraphically. She is available for any level award, commissioned or assigned. she works almost exclusively with period or modernly simulated period pigments, creating many of them herself. Poisonous pigment use is always labelled and said pigments can be omitted upon request.
Lord Subetai Al-Qulan (Aaron Steele)
Subetei is a 13th century mongol who works as a court scribe recording titles, lands, and tithes that are given and received by the Great Khan, Ogedei. Inspired by visitors from the west, he is learning the techniques and styles of the foreign states to better serve the conquest of Europe. He works with ground pigments, gouache, vellum, paper, gesso, and gold leaf. While he prefers to do illumination, he is also experienced with several calligraphy hands.
URL: http://subetai.blackdragoncompany.com (External Site)
Sunneva de Cleia
Sunneva is an early 12th century lass with a fondness for painting and illumination. She is particularly interested in script analysis and working with period tools. Sunneva is a member of Casa Bellini and apprenticed to Maestra Lucia Bellini. Currently she is available for commissions, schedule permitting.
URL: http://www.casabellini.org/sunneva/ (External Site)
Master Tristan Alexander
I work primarily with acrylics since they can be used like water colors or gouache.While they are not period (and some have problems using them), they do produce colors that match period colors much better than anything else (except maybe hand ground pigments). Gouache and modern water colors are no more period than acrylics and acrylic have the brilliance and feel of period colors. Acrylics last longer and survive better than anything else. I tend to use brush on gold alot, in period not all gold was done with gold leafing, anytime you see details in gold or line work in gold, it is brushed on. I encourage all scribes to try period pigments and I applaud anyone who uses period materials. However, in the SCA we are doing these
URL: http://www.brighthills.net/BH%20Guilds/Illumination.html (External Site)