Know the Rose | Meet the Maker: Tanya Wells Calligraphy Artist

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we’ve collaborated with calligraphy artist Tanya Wells, to create a beautiful handcrafted linen belly band which reads ‘I give you these flowers, may they remind you of all the beautiful ways you taught me to bloom’ wrapped around a glass bottle, perfectly suited for our Everlasting Flowers.

Tanya’s creative process is slow, intentional and thoughtful. Each stroke of her pen shows care and attention to detail. We are honoured to offer you her beautiful work as part of our latest collection.

Learn more about Tanya below…

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Can you tell us about how you got started with calligraphy?

When the world slowed down back in 2020 so did my art. I had learnt pointed pen calligraphy previously but had no time to take it further. Now there was no excuse. I felt compelled to compose beautiful lettering that had a way of calming my mind and gave me opportunities to create art pieces that would encourage others through the difficulties we were all facing. During those endless days of lockdowns I was busy practising and discovering ways to use this lettering form. Unlike handwriting, calligraphy is slow, intentional and has a harmonious rhythm. I gradually developed a style that is modern and romantic, a flowing script that endears one to sense beauty and grace.

Can you tell us a little bit about your process?

I love to work on textured surfaces so after finding ways to use bleed proof pens on fabric I began to explore ways this could be used as signage. It was only natural to blend my artwork with flowers - the two go hand in hand in my opinion. The Belly Bands and Bouquets for Mother's Day are a collaboration between Rosie and I. Each one has been hand crafted, each nuance a part of its uniqueness, slow made with love for you and your dearest one to enjoy.  

Know the Rose | Meet the Maker: Tanya Wells Calligraphy Artist

Know the Rose | Meet the Maker: Tanya Wells Calligraphy Artist

Know the Rose | Meet the Maker: Tanya Wells Calligraphy Artist

Explore more of Tanya's work here.

April 20, 2023 — Rosie Browning