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Any day that I can open a bottle of ink is a good day. It gets even better if I can create art, make a mark-making tool, or teach what I know to someone. Words are my muse and I love being able to use them as a lettering artist. When I hear the words, I ponder them, and savor them for a spell and then interact with them using art materials. It is absolutely the best job ever.

I have been a calligrapher in Portland, Oregon since I was first introduced to nibs and ink in 1959 as a high school art student. In the years since, I have gained a degree in Graphic Design and have studied with every major calligrapher in the US and Europe. I have been teaching college level and private classes in the Northwest along with workshops throughout the United States an most recently in Italy. I have directed three International Calligraphy Conferences in Portland, bringing 500 scribes together for a week of study and sharing.

I am interested in every aspect of the field of calligraphy, from the formal invitation to writing on walls. I enjoy seeking out ways to stretch the boundaries of my art. As a life-long learner, I am always looking forward to the next new thing.

Thank you for visiting!

– Carol DuBosch

March 2018 – Announcing the publication of my book, Folded Pen Adventures, available through John Neal Booksellers and Paper & Ink Arts.

June 2014 – An online interview, Calligrapher’s Corner, on the Paper & Ink Arts blog.
January 2014 – A four-minute video created by Oregon Public Broadcasting: Carol DuBosch – Master Calligrapher