Creating beautiful writing for all occasions

Calligraphy for any occasion

Would you like us to keep in touch?

If you’d like to hear more about our services, upcoming workshops, or just calligraphy in general, why not sign up to our newsletter?


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.

calligraphy tools paper

Christmas Calligraphy Gift Guide 2020

By Angela Reed | December 10, 2020

I’ve submitted my Christmas wish list to Santa (or in my case, the husband) and as you can imagine, there are a few calligraphy-related requests in there. While 2002 has been a strange year, to say the least, calligraphy businesses and suppliers have been pulling out all the stops to launch new products or tweak…

Read More
Pointed Pen Uncials

Brushing up on my own calligraphy skills

By Angela Reed | December 10, 2020

During lockdown, I’ve been turning my business back into a hobby. I’ve learned two new calligraphy scripts in the last month – Italian Hand with Heather Held and Pointed Pen Uncial with Joy Daniels. Both were via Zoom and if it wasn’t for the fact that Covid-19 has forced a lot of calligraphy workshops online,…

Read More
Walker's Copperplate Ink

Celebrating calligrapher Brian G. Walker

By Angela Reed | November 17, 2020

I have recently discovered the magic of Walker’s Copperplate Ink – and the man behind it. The late Brian Walker was an experienced penman of many years standing and his daughters are keeping his memory alive with a new website dedicated to his work. He originally made Walker’s Copperplate Ink, based on a nineteenth century…

Read More
autumn art booklets

Autumn Art at the Shipley Art Gallery

By Angela Reed | November 5, 2020

Autumn has officially arrived, with Halloween and Bonfire Night already behind us. The clocks have gone back – and with England in a second national lockdown, there’s never been a better time to snuggle up and indulge your creativity. Creating Autumn Art I’m delighted to be one of the artists involved in the creation of…

Read More
new workshop normal

Returning to workshops in the ‘new normal’

By Angela Reed | September 1, 2020

Almost six months after lockdown started, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Navigating a business through the coronavirus crisis has been tricky to say the least – and at times I’ve been tempted to throw in the towel. Commissions with gorgeous stories behind them (I can never resist them) and funding boosts…

Read More

World Calligraphy Day 2020

By Angela Reed | August 12, 2020

World Calligraphy Day 2020 has been launched by Manuscript Pen Company – with a special request in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic. The company is continuing the #SaySomethingSpecial campaign from last year, but shifting its focus from children and young people to older folk who may be feeling particularly isolated at the moment.…

Read More