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Professional or hobbyist

BY jane, ON Tuesday, January 11, 2011

When selecting a calligrapher, another factor you should consider is whether you want a professional calligrapher or hobbyist.  For your most important events,  I recommend a professional. Someone who has a real live calligraphy studio.  Someone who can show you a few  magazine tear sheets from magazines that they have appeared in,  and a client list with perhaps a name or two you might recognize.  Ask to see those things, as well as study their work.  Ask them what their services include.  I would suggest you find someone whose skill sets go beyond envelope addressing and setting up calligraphy for invitations.  Inquire if seating scrolls,  large commissioned pieces,  menus and elaborate wedding ensembles are part of the studio’s portfolio.

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