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Kestrel Montes San Francisco Bay Area Calligrapher and Engraver

Kestrel Montes

CALLIGRAPHER & ENGRAVER

Kestrel Montes is the creative force behind INKMETHIS and founder of learncalligraphy.com and Nibtique.  Honored to be an IAMPETH instructor and Calligraphy Masters Crew Member, Kestrel's experience as a math and Spanish teacher paired with her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership gives her a unique skill set to promote calligraphy education and professional community building. 

@inkmethis
Francisco Montes San Francisco Bay Area laser engraver and handmade calligraphy pen maker

Francisco Montes

HONEY-DO-LIST CRUSHER

Francisco, other half of INKMETHIS, is the maker and fixer behind all things that work from handmade calligraphy pen holders to laser engraving to aaaaack the internet crashed! While you won't see Francisco in front of the camera, he is always behind the scenes supporting the calligraphy community.

Online calligraphy workshop instructor, Suzanne Cunningham calligrapher and co-editor of the Speedball Textbook

Suzanne Cunningham

CALLIGRAPHER 

Suzanne Cunningham needs no introduction to many of us in the calligraphy community! With 27 years of experience, her skill and grace constantly wow us. Suzanne offers commissioned calligraphy services and frequently teaches for IAMPETH as well as local guilds and private lessons. Suzanne is a Calligraphy Masters Crew Member and Co-Editor of the Speedball Textbook 25th Edition.

@suzcunningham
Online calligraphy workshop instructor, IAMPETH Certified Master Penman Harvest Crittenden, director of the Spencerian Saga

Harvest Crittenden

IAMPETH Certified Master Penman

One of the few living Certified Master Penman, Harvest Crittenden is the owner of Acorn Arts and Director of the Spencerian Saga. Highly esteemed in the international calligraphy community, Harvest has almost 50 years experience as a professional artist and instructor. Her client list boasts of numerous universities, museums, sports teams and many important figures such as The Emperor of Japan and President Clinton.

@masterpenman
Online calligraphy workshop instructor,Schin Loong Calligrapher and Graphic Artist

Schin Loong

CALLIGRAPHER & GRAPHIC ARTIST

Schin Loong is the artist behind Open Ink Stand and author of Calligraphic Drawing, A How-to Guide and Gallery Exploring the Art of the Flourish. Schin is an IAMPETH instructor, a highly skilled graphic designer, painter, knitter, pattern designer, engraver, pianist... She kind of does it all!

@openinkstand
Online calligraphy workshop instructor, Calligraphy Master Crew Member Sachin Shah Calligrapher and Lettering Artist

Sachin Shah

CALLIGRAPHER & LETTERING ARTIST 

Sachin is a software engineer by qualification and a calligrapher by passion for over 25 years. Always fascinated by letters and an inspiration to many Sachin is a Calligraphy Masters Crew member and Co-Editor of the Speedball Textbook 25th Edition.

@sachinspiration
Online calligraphy workshop instructor, Jerome Jonathan Watercolor Artist

Whitney Forbes

CALLIGRAPHER & FINE ARTIST

Whitney Forbes is owner and primary artist of The Haute Press, located in the heart of sunny Orange County, California. Whitney's hand painted "Haute Bottles" have become beloved stars of Instagram and a favored gift of many clients.

@thehautepress
Online calligraphy workshop instructor, Jen Sweeney Watercolor Artist

Jen Sweeney

WATERCOLOR ARTIST 

Jen Sweeney enjoyed a 30 year career as a Pediatric Nurse/Nurse Practitioner but left the medical field in 2019 to start her business J Sweeney Designs. Calligraphy was her first love but now she’s smitten with watercolor. Known for her love of the wedge brush she continues to uncover innovative ways to use this tool. When not creating she’s likely out cycling with her husband.

@jsweeneydesigns
Online calligraphy class instructor, Traci Thompson Calligrapher and Engraver

Traci Thompson

CALLIGRAPHER & ENGRAVER

Traci is a professional calligrapher and engraver located in Northern California. Traci is best known for her unique take on calligraphic drawing using a dense compilation of delicate cartouches and calligraphic strokes to create eye-catching illustrations. 

@tmtcalligraphy
Online calligraphy workshop instructor, Jerome Jonathan Watercolor Artist

Jerome Jonathan

CALLIGRAPHER & WATERCOLOR ARTIST

Jerome Jonathan is a full-time watercolor artist, calligrapher & educator based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Jerome started his art journey as a pointed pen calligrapher and is now known for his lush and romantic florals. His colorful bouquets stop the scroll on Instagram!

@jerome_jonathan
Online calligraphy workshop instructor, Patti Adams of New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts

Patti Adams

CALLIGRAPHER & MUSICIAN

Patti specializes in a wide¬†array of unique commissions including proclamations and invitations for Mardi Gras,¬†custom lettering for books,¬†gilding projects and book illustration. She teaches workshops across the country including at IAMPETH. ¬†She is on the faculty of the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts and Loyola University and in her "spare time,‚ÄĚ continues her 30 year career as a professional flutist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.¬†

@pattinola
Angela Welch wedding calligrapher

Angela Welch

CALLIGRAPHER

Angela Welch is a lettering artist, painter, and graphic artist specializing in wedding stationery and hand-painted wedding aisle runners. She grew up in Athens, Alabama, and received a BSRN at the University of Alabama School of Nursing. Her work is noted by her signature elegant, sweeping flourishes. She is inspired by the 1700s engraver’s script of George Bickham and often renders, by hand, the vellum and inks she uses in her work. She is the artist behind Pen and Pauper and served as the 2005 IAMPETH President. 

@penandpauper2021
Rachel Yallop calligrapher and designer online calligraphy classes

Rachel Yallop

CALLIGRAPHER

Rachel is a freelance calligrapher specializing in expressive styles and working mainly with design consultants on logos, packaging, promotional material, and stationery. Rachel has taught a wide variety of calligraphic and design disciplines in art schools, conferences, and workshops both in the UK and internationally. The driving force in her work is line: the shape, the texture, and in particular, the tension between one line and another. She strives every day to make that elusive perfect mark and letterform.

@rachelyallop
Cecilia Boschi, Italian calligrapher and founder of the European Pointed Pen Collective

Cecilia Boschi

CALLIGRAPHER

Cecilia Boschi, originally from Italy, is currently based in Rome. Despite discovering calligraphy later in her professional journey, it quickly became the perfect outlet for her lifelong passion for letters, dating back to her childhood. Her exploration in calligraphy encompasses various scripts, including Copperplate, Engrosser's, and Chancery, among others. Learning from Master Penmen and talented instructors worldwide has fueled her commitment to continuous growth. Driven by an insatiable curiosity, Cecilia remains dedicated to exploring and studying the art of calligraphy every day.

@cecilia.boschi
Julia Razzhigaeva, Russian calligrapher specializing in Cyrillic Copperplate

Julia Razzhigaeva

CALLIGRAPHER

Julia Razzhigaeva, residing in Russia Far East, embarked on her calligraphy journey in 2018, turning a newfound hobby into a professional pursuit. A member of IAMPETH since 2019, Julia gained recognition with her book "Flourishing," initially presented to the Russian audience in 2020 and later translated into English in 2022. Primarily specializing in the Copperplate style, Julia incorporates watercolor and gilding into her creations. Since 2020, her work has been featured in various international calligraphy publications and exhibitions. 

@juliarazz_c
Anindita Biswas calligrapher Specializing in English and Devanagari Scripts

Kalo Chu

CALLIGRAPHER

Kalo, a classically trained calligrapher, has championed the art of handwriting through hosting workshops and events at her Hong Kong studio. In 2020, she became the first pen lady in Hong Kong to earn IAMPETH Certificates of Excellence in both Engrosser's and Spencerian scripts. Kalo is known to her calligraphy friends as a passionate ball of energy, always ready to participate in any challenge.

@kalomakeart
German calligrapher, Sabine Tack teaches pointed pen Kilian Caps

Sabine Tack

CALLIGRAPHER

Based in Munich, Germany, Sabine Tack discovered calligraphy as a therapeutic exercise after a stroke. Pointed pen arts quickly transformed into a passionate daily ritual, with the nib on paper becoming a meditative sanctuary. In 2018, Sabine launched a calligraphy podcast, showcasing the profound impact of calligraphy on her life. Through a blend of therapeutic origins and creative exploration, Sabine has forged a deep and lasting connection with the craft.

@federverliebt
Paola Marino, calligrapher and illustrator, trained at Istituto Europe di Design in Rome, Italy

Paola Marino

CALLIGRAPHER & ILLUSTRATOR

Paola, a versatile artist, excels in calligraphy, illumination, illustration, engrossing, hand engraving, and fine arts. Originally from Venezuela, she pursued her higher education in Graphic Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome, Italy. In 2000, Paola relocated to the United States, establishing her art studio in Boca Raton, Florida. Paola's artistic journey spans continents, reflecting a rich tapestry of skills and experiences.

@artbeneathmywings
Learn stationery design with Laney Schnek

Laney Ruddell

STATIONERY DESIGNER

After several years working with a multi-million dollar Fortune 10 corporation, Laney ditched the suits in favor of paper suites! Whether it's weddings, corporate branding, or personalized stationery, Laney's expertise lies in crafting memorable visuals that leave a lasting impression. In the creative industry, Laney is known for her passionate sharing of stationery design and business tips. 

@designbylaney
Canadian brush lettering artist Erica Pinto specializes in designing flourished capitals

Erica Pinto

LETTERER

Erica is a hand lettering artist from Toronto, Canada. She offers custom lettering services and has worked in partnership with artist brands such as Sakura of America, Zebra Pen Canada and Pilot Pen. Erica teaches calligraphy and hand lettering workshops across the Greater Toronto Area, and is thrilled to share her love for beautiful letters with her students.

@ep_lettering
Cyrus Pang, Hong Kong based calligrapher and illuminator

Cyrus Pang

CALLIGRAPHER & ILLUMINATOR

Cyrus first discovered calligraphy in 1997 in Hong Kong before moving to Australia as a teen. Cyrus holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Design and a master's degree in Visual Communication. He is a member of the Calligraphy Society of Victoria (CSV) in Melbourne, Australia and a member of the White Box Studio in Hong Kong.

@notjustacard
Anindita Biswas calligrapher Specializing in English and Devanagari Scripts

Anindita Biswas

CALLIGRAPHER

A Pune based Calligraphy Masters Crew Member, Anindita discovered her passion for calligraphy surprisingly recently. Specializing in English and Devanagari Scripts, she enjoys the intricacies of text and offhand flourishing. Anindita also works as a Travel Manager, speaks 6 languages, is a trained Classical Vocalist, and is pursuing a degree in Graphic Design!

@calliscript

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