Welcome to INKspire!
Calligraphy is more than just my hobby; it’s a way of life. So to be able to share my love for this age-old art with you all really is a dream come true.
I fell in love with calligraphy many years ago. My mum bought me a ‘calligraphy for beginners’ set when I was in primary school. I can picture it now. We used to sit at the kitchen table on a Sunday morning, practising the swirling loops of the Copperplate style. The distinctive scratch of pen on paper will always take me back to those magical days. It was our time to be together, to switch off from the world, and just relax.
My mum is now a grandma, and I have carried on the family tradition with my daughter, Eleanor. When I tell her that it’s craft time, her little smile lights up the room.
I took a course in calligraphy when I was pregnant with my son, and the rest is history. My hobby and passion became a business. Inkspire was born.
Since the sale of my first Christmas cracker, I have gone on to sell thousands of bespoke items to calligraphy lovers from across the globe. My work has been featured in the national press; I have worked on celebrity weddings, and I have run countless workshops to teach others this beautiful art.
A few months ago, I received a message from a customer in Florida. She simply wrote, ‘thank you for inspiring me. For giving me the confidence to start my own calligraphy journey.’ Those words are now framed in my studio. Every time I see them, I could burst with joy.
I am so excited about Inkspire’s future, and welcome you all to join me for the ride.
Lots of love,