Pat Blair served 12½ years as the Chief Calligrapher at the White House in Washington, D.C., directing the production of invitation and menu design for all official and social presidential events, calligraphy of placecards, envelopes and titles, certificate and resolution design as well as production of programs and tour books.
She served two years as the President of the Washington Calligrapher’s Guild in Washington DC, was the chairperson of the Graceful Envelope contest sponsored by the US Postal Service, and served as co-director for the International Lettering Conference, Letterforum.
Her work has been published in the Calligrapher’s Engagement Calendar, Letter Arts Review, Top 100 New York Calligraphers, Grolier Club Calligraphy Revival, and Martha Stewart Weddings, among others. She teaches at the Loudoun Academy of the Arts, and has been on the faculty of over ten International Calligraphy Conferences.
Her workshops emphasise the grace and elegance that letterforms can achieve by paying close attention to the beauty of the form. She has been awarded the title Master Penman by the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting for her work.
Sign up for her September 2019 workshops here.