I originate lettering by hand in a number of mediums; lettercarving in stone, slate and wood, brush lettering and traditional signwriting. Often I use the brush to set out inscriptional work, which ranges from formal Roman to my own casual 'Phil Sans'. All lettering is designed by brush or pencil to suit its purpose and place so creating a unique response to each commission.

In recent years Philip Surey Ltd has gained a growing reputation for architectural gilding projects


Graduating in 1996 from the City & Guilds of London Art School, Surey spent short spells assisting Richard Kindersley and Ralph Beyer before establishing a busy workshop in London.

In 2010 & 2011, he was represented by art dealers William Agnew & Co at Art Antiques London held in Kensington Gardens, and has had work shown and sold at the RA Summer Show.

Commercial clients include The National Trust, Tate Britain, Southwark Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Winchester Cathedral, Luke Hughes & Co, John Morgan Studio