So…you are keen to learn calligraphy but don’t know where to start? Maybe your town doesn’t have much of a selection of calligraphy tools at the local art store? Sometimes what you can get in New Zealand can seem a bit limiting.
One of the main questions I get asked is “what calligraphy tools do you use and where do you get them from?”. All you really need to get started in calligraphy is an understanding of what sort of style you would like to achieve, and then a nib, nib holder and some ink – or a brush pen. But trying to find the right tools online and in-store can be a bit overwhelming!
I have put together an overview of four physical Auckland stores – two of which you can easily order online:
- Gordon Harris (There are 4 Auckland stores, plus stores in Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. Online ordering available)
- Takapuna Art Supplies (Online ordering available)
- Daiso (2 Auckland stores, 1 in Wellington)
And two other online platforms for those not in Auckland:
- Inkt (there is a physical store in Whanganui)
If you have some information about supplies at a calligraphy store in your town please do send them through and I can add to this list.