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Creative Calligraphy

Creative Calligraphy offers a bespoke handwriting service for all occasions.

Based just outside Newcastle upon Tyne in the north east of England, calligrapher Angela Reed puts pen to paper for a wide range of commissions, most notably for weddings and events.

She also runs regular calligraphy classes and workshops to share her love of lettering.

As a former journalist, Angela loves to write about her work via her blog.

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Restoring a Victorian Family Bible

By Angela Reed | April 26, 2020

Calligraphy commissions come in all shapes and sizes. Being an ex-journalist, I love hearing the story behind each one and becoming a part of that story. But every now and again, something really special comes along. I had the honour of helping to restore a Victorian family bible to its former glory recently. It was…

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The European Pointed Pen Collective: Copperplate Envelope Exchange

By Angela Reed | April 12, 2020

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I’ve been taking part in the European Pointed Pen Collective (EPPC) Copperplate Envelope Exchange. The EPPC was established in January 2019 by calligraphers Kate Watson and Cecilia Boschi, along with co-founder Christina Janoszka, to share their love of pointed pen calligraphy by creating unique, specific workshops for…

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The Cultural Spring: Phase 3 Consultation

By Angela Reed | March 31, 2020

I am proud to be one of the artists associated with The Cultural Spring, which has improved access to the arts in Sunderland and South Tyneside over the last six years. I have been running calligraphy workshops in the communities the project has empowered for the last five years and I hope to run more…

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Coronavirus (Covid-19): Calligraphy Care Package

By Angela Reed | March 23, 2020

As the UK population stays home in a bid to lessen the impact of coronavirus Covid-19, the calligraphy enthusiasts among us will be picking up our pens in a bid to stay sane. I thought I’d pull together a few handy links – an online care package, if you will – to inspire those practising…

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Calligraphy Podcasts

By Angela Reed | March 13, 2020

I’m not one of these people who can work with background noise. When I’m working on a calligraphy commission, I need silence so I can concentrate, but I do like the radio for company if I’m doing admin, like writing blog posts and scheduling social media. The fact that I tend to reach for the…

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Choosing the right paper for calligraphy

By Angela Reed | March 2, 2020

A bad workman blames his tools, as the saying goes. But when it comes to calligraphy, the idiom doesn’t always ring true. Success in calligraphy is often dependent on the quality of the equipment you’re using, so it’s worth doing your research on nibs, inks, pen holders – and paper. Paper is something I get…

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