MEET THE PENWOMAN
I'm Karissa, a lawyer turned calligrapher. I studied photography at the College of Charleston but left my creative life behind to pursue a law degree. Missing my artistic side after law school, I went to my local craft store and bought a calligraphy starter kit. What started as a way to occupy my new free time turned into a life passion for studying traditional rules of calligraphy and then breaking the rules to create my own styles.
My inspirations include flora, animals, the Victorian Era, Medieval heraldry, Japanese culture, anime, antiques, and interior design.
One Kings Lane
Over the Moon
Style Me Pretty
Clive Christian Perfume
Garden & Gun
Sarah Bray Bermuda
I hold a Certificiate of Proficiency in Engrosser's Script with the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting and have studied with several Master Penmen.
My studio is based out of my 110 year old mill house in a small town in South Carolina with my husband and menagerie of animals.