For the last twenty five years or so I have completed many calligraphy and illuminating commissions on Cowley's vellum. I find that the excellent quality of their skins does not change. The staff always take great care to ensure that the skins selected are suited to the purpose. ~ Patricia Lovett, Calligrapher, Illuminator, Teacher and Author
Welcome to William Cowley Parchment Makers
Parchment and Vellum are remarkable materials with truly unique qualities; used worldwide to create exceptional products, works of art and special documents. Our Parchment & Vellum is used for: Calligraphy and Illumination, Bookbinding, Botanical Art, Heraldic Art, Memorial Books, Drum Making and Lampshades. We offer a bespoke vellum covering service for furniture, wall and door panels; and a document printing service for Certificates, Diplomas, Family Trees etc
Since 1870, over four generations, William Cowley has been producing genuine, hand-crafted, Parchment and Vellum of the finest quality, using time-honoured methods largely unchanged for centuries. Our natural products can literally last for centuries which is unlikely with so called ‘parchment paper’ imitations!
We are proud to supply our traditional products to calligraphers, printers, artists, bookbinders and drum makers among others the world over; we always welcome new enquiries from all corners of the Globe.
For many years William Cowley has also featured a high quality vellum covering service for a wide range of bespoke contemporary furniture, wall covering panels and door panels.
Our printing service for prestigious documents enables organisations or the general public to have new or existing documents such as Certificates or Family Trees printed on genuine Parchment.
We pride ourselves on the personal service we offer to both new and established customers. Please do not hesitate to phone or email us for advice, a quotation, or to make an order; we warmly welcome enquiries from all corners of the globe.