About Me

Hello! I'm Jane

Hand Calligrapher & Lettering Instructor


During the festive season, there’s nothing quite like finding those perfect little surprises to fill up Christmas stockings. Back in 2010, our class embarked on a special project, and I needed to come up with another handmade gift that would bring as much joy as the beloved calendar. That’s when inspiration struck – I already had a cat design made up of words and phrases – why not use it for packs of notelets?

After countless cards, envelopes, and cellophane bags, I decided to venture into creating new designs that would delight not only myself but also many others. And so, together with my husband Nick, we founded Calligraphy Arts, specializing in calligraphy dip pens and bespoke artwork. Our unique greeting cards showcase a wide range of designs, from Cats, Dogs, Doves, Paws, and Hearts, to Eternal and Celtic Love Knots. For the rock enthusiasts among you, we have Guitars, Choppers, Motorcycles, Ace of Spades, and Skull & Crossbones. And for the adventurers, we even have campervans, cars, and steam engines! But rest assured, there are plenty more exciting ideas on the horizon.

Explore our collection and find that perfect artistic touch to share with your loved ones. Welcome to Calligraphy Arts.

Located in the idyllic heart of rural England, I have had the privilege of sharing my exceptional calligraphy services with numerous individuals and esteemed companies across the United Kingdom. From the vibrant city of Leicester to the charming town of Loughborough, from the bustling streets of Nottingham to the historic city of Northampton, I have had the pleasure of working with clients from all corners of the East Midlands and West Midlands, be it the Northern or Southern counties. Whether you are a local resident or situated further afield, even internationally, I am dedicated to providing you with an unparalleled calligraphic experience. Below, you will find a glimpse into the remarkable body of work I have proudly crafted so far.

  • Are you looking for exquisite Wedding Invitations, elegant Place cards, or stunning Gift tags? How about unique Greeting Cards that leave a lasting impression? We also offer Bespoke Artwork, perfect for personalizing your space. And if you need something special for leaving or retirement presentations, long service awards, or certificates, we’ve got you covered.
  • Jane, your talented calligrapher, can even create beautiful Poems and Quotations to add a touch of elegance to any occasion. Did we mention our exclusive Visitor Book for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee visit to Leicester? It’s a true gem! And don’t forget our Haddon Hall Christmas card, perfect for spreading holiday cheer.
  • With experience working with prestigious organizations like the Brownies and Girl Guides, as well as conducting calligraphy workshops for schools and Women’s Institute meetings, we are your go-to destination for all things calligraphy.
  • Jane Lappage, your local calligrapher, is excited to share her expertise through Zoom workshops and classes. We also offer Bortoletti pens, unique greeting cards, and beautiful hand-written invitations. Discover the art of calligraphy with us today!

Discover a captivating gallery of stunning calligraphy work that showcases the exceptional quality you can expect from me. If you’re in search of something truly extraordinary, don’t hesitate to get in touch. My goal is to become your trusted National Calligrapher of Choice in the UK. Explore our Online Shop and be amazed by our extensive selection of exquisite Italian Calligraphy dip pens, wax seals, and accessories. Unleash your creativity with the remarkable range of Coliro inks (by Finetec) that are simply unparalleled. Browse through our wide array of calligram cards, inspiring sayings, and quotations. Stay connected by clicking the button below, entering your details, and receiving periodic emails. You’ll be informed whenever new products arrive or when there’s valuable information about calligraphy classes, workshops, and exciting events. Thank you for visiting, and please come back soon as there’s always something new and remarkable to discover. Warmest wishes, Jane xxx

Jane xxx

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