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The Cardozo Kindersley Workshop

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


David Kindersley & Lida Lopes Cardozo

Photograph of inscription

It is one of the crucially important things about David Kindersley that he was able to rise above the mystique of the 20th century craft workshop, built up around a central charismatic male practitioner (Eric Gill was a prime example, whose workshop was compared by visitors to a Renaissance atelier) and to acknowledge Lida Lopes Cardozo, a much younger, extraordinarily talented Dutch letter cutter, not just as his apprentice and later as his wife but as a genuine creative equal.

He began collaborations with her in 1976. These include the magnificent memorial to the Abbots of St. Albans carved on Welsh slate on the ground in front of the altar in the Abbey, and the hand cut and hand written inscriptions for the Ruskin Gallery in Sheffield, and the British Library Gates amongst many commissions.