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Creative Calligraphy

Creative Calligraphy offers a bespoke service for all occasions.

Based in South Shields, on the north east coast of England, calligrapher Angela Reed puts pen to paper for a wide range of commissions, most notably for weddings and special 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.

Angela Reed outside The Pen Museum

A calligrapher’s guide to The Pen Museum

By Angela Reed | October 3, 2023

So many nibs, so little time! I managed to squeeze in a quick visit to The Pen Museum on a recent trip to Birmingham – something that’s been on my…

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Inspired by Lindisfarne Project draws to a close

By Angela Reed | October 2, 2023

A calligraphy project inspired by the Lindisfarne Gospels has drawn to a close. It’s been a year since the historic manuscript first went on display at the Laing Art Gallery…

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Northumbrian Scribes

Northumbrian Scribes announces closure

By Angela Reed | August 30, 2023

I was very sad to hear that The Society of Northumbrian Scribes is putting pen to paper for the final time. The organisation, which was created to promote calligraphy and…

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View from the front of a middle school classroom full of children writing

Making Waves with Northumberland Schoolchildren

By Angela Reed | June 27, 2023

I was recently invited to help a group of schoolchildren make waves with their writing as part of a project inspired by water. Twenty Year 6 pupils from Newminster Middle…

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Calligraphy Resources at the University of Sunderland

By Angela Reed | June 9, 2023

Calligraphy enthusiasts in the north east are so fortunate to have the archive of the International Research Centre for Calligraphy (IRCC) on their doorstep. It was brought to the University…

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Calligraphy and the Coronation

By Angela Reed | May 2, 2023

King Charles III looks set to combine tradition within modernity when he is crowned alongside Camilla, the Queen Consort, on Saturday, May 6, 2023. As President of the Heritage Crafts…

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