Glass engraver Charmian Mocatta received a Diploma in Calligraphy and Bookbinding in 1986 from the University of Roehampton. Prior to that, she studied Graphic Design and Typography at Art School. In 1987, Mocatta began specialising in glass, using sandblasting and wet and dry engraving techniques. Her book, Lettering on Glass, was commissioned by A and C Black Publishers London and published with the University of Washington Press. Mocatta is a fellow of Guild of Glass Engravers. She is a tutor of calligraphy and lettering on glass.