ErikanXpressions

Calligraphy Candy Store

Salt Lake, Utah | 361 Sales

ErikanXpressions

Calligraphy Candy Store

Salt Lake, Utah 361 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (127)
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About

A Penchant for Making Pens

I have been doing calligraphy for over 36 years. After countless hours of practice and miles and miles of ink, I know how important tools are to the artist. A comfortable well-balanced pen with just the right grip and flange angle can help you get in 'the zone' where you lose all track of time and keep writing. It can also make a big difference in the quality of your letters and how your hand feels when you finish. Calligraphy should be a joy.

I hand craft each pen in my little wood shop in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. I'm extremely slow and meticulous which means I don't make a large number of them but the ones I make are well crafted and done with care. The high mountain desert conditions here make it ideal for drying and hardening lacquer without the problems of humidity. It's a beautiful setting to make what I consider works of art in wood.

Shop members

  • Erika

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I'm a calligrapher and illustrator and I wear my inky fingers with pride. I've been known to grind my own ink and create my own tools in a never-ending quest for just the right mark. Sharing this passion with others is one of my great joys.

  • Keith Paulsen

    Chief Support Engineer

    Keith is my husband and the reason I'm able to get anything done at all. He's an electrical engineer by day and superman the rest of the time. He uses his carpentry expertise to put together the best jigs, work benches, and tools to help me create.

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Last updated on Mar 6, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I am not currently taking any custom orders. Feel free to make suggestions of what you would like to see in my shop but if you have design or time restrictions, I'm not able to take them right now.

Care instructions

Never leave a wood pen to soak in water. Wipe it off with a damp cloth and dry it well. Also avoid using cleaning products with ammonia which can damage the finish of the pen. When you dip the pen in ink, only allow the nib to submerse in the ink and not the entire flange. If ink dries inside the flange, it can be hard to remove the nib. Keep your custom pen out of direct sunlight and treat it with care.