Traditional signwriting & gold leaf gilding
Welcome to Sign Hive, my name is Melissa.
Melissa is from the Greek meaning 'Honey Bee', hence 'Sign Hive'.
Signwriting has been in my family for over 40 years. My father has worked as a traditional Signwriter for most of his life, so I was lucky enough to be trained by him at his studio in Northamptonshire. My father specialises in fairground art, vehicles, showmans painting and the use of gold leaf and flamboyants. I am now based in London & Kent.
All my signs are hand painted and gilded onto glass or aluminium. All signs can be made to order, and are priced individually based on size/materials/design. I can design and create signs from scratch for you, or from a given brief/theme. Please get in touch or see the FAQs page if you are interested in finding out more.
Read an interview with me on Castlerigg Studio's blog: www.castleriggstudio.co.uk/post/a-short-history-of-signwriting-with-sign-hive
Melissa: from the Greek meaning honey bee