Inkberry Calligraphy: The Art of Lovely Lettering
Hi, I’m Emma, an Auckland calligrapher and I’ve been lettering for many years. It was my Dad who first suggested I take up calligraphy. He knew I had a great love of words and there was an artistic gene in the family (my grandfather was an artist, as was my mother) From my very first lesson I just loved it!! The expression of words as art truly resonated with me. I was taught traditional calligraphy by the best teachers in Auckland and learnt with broad edged steel nibs. More recently, I’ve been exploring modern calligraphy which is written using dip pens and have become passionate about the most romantic fonts so popular in wedding stationery. I work with a variety of inks, paints and papers to give a broad range of looks and textures to my work. I also love illustrating and painting florals. Mostly, I love creating timeless pieces of art that become memories and heirlooms, from poems and family trees to logos and bespoke wedding stationery. And when I’m not lettering? You’ll find me on a beach or in the bush enjoying our country’s gorgeous scenery, spending time with my family or binge-watching TV series on Netflix with a chilled glass of Prosecco!
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Emma has been doing calligraphy for over 30 years and is passionate about lettering. Using a variety of nibs and inks, paints and paper, she loves bringing language and design together to create bespoke stationery. In a fast-paced world, calligraphy is hand done, perfectly imperfect and every letter and word is unique.
She was taught traditional calligraphy but now mostly uses modern calligraphy fonts and methods. This new take on old styles is elegant, classic and magical. These fonts are full of flourishes, bounces and swirls. She hopes these popular fonts will kindle the same passion for the timeless art of calligraphy in you.