School goes Calli-creative with Manuscript

This week’s blog is a guest post from Manuscript Pen Company about our school workshop partnership.

We are very happy to support the work of Creative Calligraphy!

A school calligraphy workshop will take place later this month, involving children from Ridgeway Primary Academy in South Shields.

writing 1They will be introduced to the beautiful art of calligraphy using Manuscript writing instruments and guided into a creative and fun world by a brilliant calligrapher, Angela Reed.

As we are always fascinated by how the art of calligraphy inspires people, we would like to take the opportunity to present Angela, the driving force behind Creative Calligraphy.

Angela’s background is in journalism. She worked for North East Press for almost 13 years, from the age of 19, before taking voluntary redundancy at the end of January this year.

“I was taught calligraphy at school, so I’ve been doing wedding stationery for friends and family for almost 20 years,” she said. “I got a Take That poster as payment for my first commission, if I remember rightly!

“Like many people, I decided to turn my hobby into a business. It’s something I can work around my children and it’s extremely satisfying to be my own boss, if a little stressful at times!

“I’ve been trading since May and things are picking up nicely. As well as the school workshop, which has given me an exciting new avenue to explore, I have been involved in an art project that will see my calligraphy displayed on panels being designed for the revamped Bede Metro station in South Tyneside.”

manuscriptShe added: “My calligraphy pens have always been Manuscript ones and I actually still have my first, which proves how reliable they are.

“I’m experimenting with the Callicreative Markers and the choice of colours is brilliant for the wedding stationery aspect of my business, as it means I am able to tailor the calligraphy to colour themes and styles. The metallic ones have proved useful from a design point of view.”

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