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Calligraphy Artworks

Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. The word itself came from the Greek word καλλιγραφία (which read ca-lli-gra-phia). It is a design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instruments brush, among other instruments such as a pointed steel tip pen. Contemporary calligraphic practise is "the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skilful manner." ​-- Check out the Script Style below!

As far as the style in Calligraphy, I mainly focus on Pointed Pen Calligraphy for both modern and traditional scripts that were developed in the 18th to 19th centuries. The following are some samples of the commission works or personal works that were written directly on the paper.


Nothing more beautiful and gives the intimate feeling to your closed ones than to create your personalized stationery for your events. Although some stationery may be digitalized and printed for the big events, Martha provide all handmade stationery starting from scratch by hand using traditional method just for for you from the best quality supplies that you can ever imagine.

These handmade designs and handwriting includes: General and Corporate Certificate, envelope addressing (for any occasions), logo designs, business cards, invitation suites, signage, and also the bits and pieces.

/ The Scripts Style

Below are the styles that I regularly teach and do for my clients.
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My Scripts Style
/ Elegant Spencerian Improver

Spencerian Vertical Edition (Vertical Penmanship)

A study in Spencerian Vertical Edition for Intermediate - Advance.

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/ Elegant Spencerian Style

Spencerian Twist

A fun Spencerian Variation for Beginning Intermediate - Advanced study, following the rules in Spencerian to create your Spencerian Style.

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/ Copperplate Style Basic

Classic Copperplate

A basic Copperplate study in traditional methods

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/ Elegant Spencerian

Traditional Spencerian

An intensive study of Traditional Spencerian to modern hand in depth for Intermediate - Advanced. To understand the more details than just the basic.

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/ Copperplate Style Improver

Waltz in Copperplate Style

A fun learning of Copperplate variation and flourishes with arm movement writing.

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/ Elegant Spencerian Style

Dance with Spencerian

A fun learning Penmanship study for Intermediate - Advanced learning how to break the rules in Spencerian and create your own Spencerian Style

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/ Testimonial


I loved learning a new script, it was so much fun. I also liked how we could communicate via slack in between classes and the homework tasks gave structure. The homework was given lots of really useful feedback and I found this very helpful. I really enjoyed this class and I learnt a lot, I am really pleased with my progress and that is all down to Martha’s teaching. Thank you!

Katy May

Martha Laurens

Martha started her art, lettering & calligraphy journey in oil painting in 1990's, continued her passion in design in fashion industry, and western calligraphy since 2013 with cursive writing on her wedding day In New Zealand, she was then moving on to modern calligraphy & part time learning on traditional scripts in the USA. Later in the mid-late of 2014, early of 2015, started teaching modern calligraphy online due to nomad life, and travels constantly, so she also started fully focus study in Traditional Spencerian Script and Engrosser's Script / Copperplate / Roundhand. In 2016, while still continue study the traditional script from several master penmen & professional artists in the US, she began adding her focus study to monogram design, and 2018 in gilding / Illumination design / traditional fine art painting. In 2020, She is the first IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting) Certification in Excellence for Spencerian in Australia, and currently the chairwoman of Sydney Scribes Society in Australia.

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